We just moved into a house where the creature from the green lagoon lives. I have very little experience with swimming pools. I was told I needed to get the PH under control first, then the Chlorine. Nothing else mattered until then. Along with the advice from people we met I did the fallowing over the past 3 weeks. Slammed the pool 2 times, added about 35lb or more of PH+ to get it to 7.2. Vacuumed and back flushed, add floc, more vacuuming and back flushing, add copper sulfate and more vacuuming and back flushing, added some pool clarifier. WOW I can start to see the bottom. For got to mention it rains a lot here (don't know if that makes a difference). Currently the water comes from the municipal but eventually it will come from a well. I finally got a test kit from Lamotte colorQ Pro-7 code 2056. I had a problem matching the colors with the other test kit, poor eye sight .
Here are my latest test results:
FCL-10.74; TLC-10.74; PH-7.E; ALK-82; CH36; CYA;140;
Your POOL MATH calculator (not exactly sure it I'm using it correctly), says I need to replace 71% of the pool water. WHAT!!! after all that work and expense???? I can see all the money I spent at the bottom of the pool.
Problem is that we are on water control. Panama is in a drought. Is there any way around draining the pool.
PS. Mama is already not to happy with me at the moment.