I've got a small, 6500 gal metal Frame Intex, which serves our needs just fine. Installed a Hayward EC40 DE filter system this year with a skimmer...a much need upgrade from the useless system that comes with the pool. So...started the season out with a swamp, but with hard work finally got it crystal clear. Been going to a local BioGuard dealer and having them test and sell me stuff, but I brought my nice clean water to them a week after they'd done my first test...just to see how things were going.
Total Chlorine: 1.5
Free Chlorine 0.3
Total Alk: 99
Adjusted Total Alk: 88
Total Hardness: 189
I followed their instructions and put in 4# Balance Pak 100, .25# Lo "N Slo, and 3# of BurnOut 3. Pool turned green instantly after adding the BurnOut. Called and was told "there must be something in there that shouldn't be."
I'm an intelligent person and prefer the DIY approach. I also can't afford to spend money when I don't have to (public school teacher!) Bought the Taylor K-2006, but it's a little intimidating, so I guess I'll start watching some videos....
For now...anybody have thoughts on the instant green situation? test showed no copper, but I don't think they test for algae. But would a reaction to algae show up that quickly??
Thanks in advance for any help!!