I am new to this site and I need help bad! Here is a little background on my Spring every year. Every year I seem to run into nothing but trouble when opening my pool for the summer. I end up going back and forth to the local pool supply store numerous times and it usually takes most of the summer for them to figure it out. I personally think they do it on purpose to convince me to spend more money on worthless chemicals. Then after spending hundreds of dollars thay tell me to floc it every time it gets green and tahts their solution. I know there has to be a better and cheaper way to accomplish my goal, a clear pool!
Last week I replaced the liner, changed the filter sand, and repaired the laterall assembly in the sand filter. After I filled the pool 3/4 I added about 60 oz of liquid Bleach (the bottle says concentrated, 8.25% sodium hypochlorite, 7.86% available chlorine). I did this because I still had to install the skimmer and I knew it would be a few days and figured it might help with algae growth. the next morning when I woke up the nice fresh well water was green but you could still see the bottom!
So off I went to the pool store to get the water tested and the results are as follows:
Saturation Index: -253
Free chlorine: 0.94 ppm
Total Chlorine: 0.97 ppm
combined Chlorine: 0.03 ppm
hardness: 107 ppm
alkalinity: 13 ppm
Cyanuric Acid: 3 ppm
Thay recommended 23 lbs alkalinity plus, 1 quart of stain stop, 17 lb, 7 oz calcium plus, 1 tablet poolife 3" multipurpose tablet, 1 gal or 4 lbs of stabilizer & conditioner, and 30 lbs Endure.
Please let me know how to proceed. I promised I would have the pool ready by June 11th for my daughter's birthday party.
Thanks in advance.