Hello TFP! I recently bought a home here in Williamsburg, VA where I plan on retiring (form the military at least). The house come with a 33,000 gallon frog habitat, a seized up pump motor, and a leaking roof mounted solar heater. Here are my known stats as suggested in "pool school"
33,000 gal- 18w x 40l/3"-8" with sloping sides
Plaster with glass tile cap
Brand new Hayward Super Pump II @1hp
Triton TR-100 sand filter (600lb)
Jandy Caretaker 5 port
CL-(too small for my pool) chlorinator
The construction date is unknown but estimated at 20 years old
well water fed
5 way test kit but will order the TFP recommended kit
I also supplement tests with the Clorox app/strips which, so far, have been fairly accurate.
The pool was inactive for the last 1.5yrs and was only half covered when I received the keys. I managed to relocated the dozen or so frogs but could do little for the thousands of tadpoles they left behind. I credit most of what I've learned these past few weeks by lurking here but I may have finally reached a point where I need some help. I realized today that I never maintained my chlorine levels at or beyond the "breaking point" for any more than one day. I now believe that is the cause of by blue, but very milky water. My CYA is at zero so I will shock tonight with a few 1lb bags of dichlor in an effort to raise both FC and CYA. From tonight on, I will use bleach to maintain 10ppm until I can see the bottom. Thanks for all of your knowledge whether you knew you were sharing it or not. If anyone has a better idea to clear up my water, please let me know.