Hello all. I inherited a bromine pool about 3 weeks ago. The water has been clear and as a former above ground chlorine owner I'm learning my way through this pool as the season winds down. The water is clear and I haven't had any issues really.
The previous owner uses a brominator and mentioned that he tests the water but other than balancing nothing extra. I only have his leftover expired test strips and very old taylor drops so I headed to the pool store with a sample to get it tested.
bromine - 0
pH - 6.6
Alk - 18
So they sell me about $80 worth of pak100 and I slowly add it over the course of about 6 hours on Saturday. Sunday I add about 3lbs. of pH plus by HTH https://www.walmart.com/ip/HTH-pH-Plus/17043635 (yeah I know it's probably junk but I had it left over from old pool). Box said I needed quite a bit more than that. It turns my clear pool cloudy.
I also checked my brominator which I thought was still pretty full and it was really low on tabs. Cleaned out the unit which has some sand from a bad multiport, adjusted the screen and filled it back up.
My thought is bromine was out because of bad balance and also low on feeder, but I read I can and should? shock with chlorine shock to bring levels up. Thoughts and product recommendations to do so? I have some of this stuff left over from last years above ground. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Clorox-Po...or-6/123012519
water is almost back to clear today after keeping the filter on and adding some natural clarify, but not sparkling like before.
thanks in advance.