Hello everyone. I am a second season pool owner. Was able to keep my pool crystal clear all of last season. Did my best to make sure the water was sparkling before I put the winter cover on it and hoped for the best this season.
Due to water sitting on the cover and some other factors when I opened the pool this season I was horrified to see some very nasty water.
It's been a little over two weeks and though the water is no longer nasty it isn't clear yet either.
I've been trying to kinda do a hybrid of the BBB method and using some pool products that I've gotten from the store, including algaecide, floc, shock, etc.
As of this week I finally ordered a k-2006 test kit (instead of using test strips) and am going to become a BBB puritan.
So, my question is, how do I go the next step to get my water crystal clear again? Do I slam it, or just bring the chlorine levels to shock lever for awhile?
I am posting three pics so you can see my progress so far.
1st pic is what it looked like when I first opened the pool. Was nasty. I pretty much used a LOT of algaecide, chlorine, and shock powder.
2nd pic is what it looked like a week later
3rd pic is what it looks like now, you can make out the bottom of the pool (if you squint), top water seems clear, but it is pretty foggy still.
I appreciate any and all help that you give! By the way, my new test kit should be in today!
http://First Opened by Charles Little, on Flickr
http://After Few Days by Charles Little, on Flickr
http://After Floc Cloudy by Charles Little, on Flickr