I've been lurking and learning from you all for weeks now. My new house has my very first pool ever. I'm a complete newbie, but very eager to do this the right way!
My memories of pools were always red-eyes and smelly clothes, and i'm determined to keep that from happening here.
I had one of the local (and well respected) pool companies open the pool, and it was BLACK (I'll post pics when i can dig them up). From there I added 4 gallons of 10.7% liquid chlorine, based on their recommendation. It wasn't enough to clear the pool in the 4 days since, but it's significantly better, but obviously stopped improving over the past 2 days. It's still cloudy and i can't see the bottom.
FYI, the pump has been running full time since then and I've kept all the filters clean.
While the local pool place seem well recommended, I need to have a good understanding what's going on myself, so here i am!
All I have are test strips right now (k2006 has been ordered)
based on the test strip here is where i am:
CYA: is low, may be 0 but certainly below 30.
So I think i need to address the PH level first (the pool calculator tells me how much to add), but do i then need to address CYA before SLAMing? I think i do, but I'm hoping for some expert advise.
Cheers guys, and thank you!