I have had my pool for around 20 years and have always been able to maintain a good balance and get it clear after a Phoenix dust storm. About just over a week we had a big dust storm again and my pool started getting cloudy. I immediately shocked it, but it did not clear up and started turning green. I attempted one more shock, but the pool stayed green.
This last weekend I decided to get my water tested at Leslie's with the following results:
I have never drained my pool but realized based on the numbers that it is probably something I need to do. Since I prefer maintaining the pool myself, research led me to this forum and I am planning to follow the help over here since it seems there is a lot of good advice and common sense.
It seems I will have to trust the results from Leslie's or buy a new test kit, which I am still debating.
Do you have a suggested path of treatment based on the above numbers, or do I need to get a test kit first before doing anything else.
It is difficult to drain the pool this time of the year due to the heat, but it is something I should do in any case since it has not been done in 20 years. Looks like I will have to drain around 70% of the water, but then what?
Your help will be greatly appreciated.