I am getting ready to open my pool and I have been searching for a remedy for my pool problems. Last year,my first year being a pool owner, I had trouble getting a CHL reading. After getting my water tested, it was discovered that my nitrate levels were high. The pool store said there was nothing I could do and my pool would soon turn green. I treated it the rest of the summer by using Liquid Chl 12% once every 5 or so days and occasionally adjusting my PH. It was a pain to just guess how often to add chemicals because I was not getting any readings on my CHL test samples. My plan was to dump my water and just start over at the beginning of the new season.
So, I called the pool manufacturer to get info on how to drain my pool properly. One of the pool employees recommended pouring 1 gallon of liquid Chl 12% for every 1,000 gallons of pool water. My pool info is as follows: 16,000 gallons, gunite with DE filter, Frog system to Chlorinate. He recommended 25 gallons, just to be sure. Adding it by walking around the pool and dumping it in.
As soon as I heard this, I felt relieved to find a solution other than dumping my water. Then I spoke with a pool guy that opened my pool last year and he said I was crazy. Every time I hear a solution, someone else tells me not to do it. I'm very confused!!!! Any ideas?