I am approx. 2 days into converting our pool to Chlorine. We have a 20 foot above ground pool (circle) and this weekend I drained all of the water with the exception of appox. 10 inches. I refilled the pool with City water.
I have been adding bleach to the pool three times a day, once in the morning, at lunch and at night. I am trying to keep above 10 but is difficult since I do not have a Testing method to read that high and only able to check during these times of the day.
I have a cartridge system and I have been cleaning 3-4 times daily and brown-goo has been coming out.
On Sunday the pool started out green when I added the first bit of bleach and this morning it was cloudy blue with brown goo on parts of bottom of pool.
I have a Taylor Test kit on order and should be here in a day or two but in the mean time, I took the sample of water to pool store to test. It says I have a slight low PH so I added PH Up to the pool (will use Borax in the future, still had some PH Up left). When I added to pool, the PH Up seemed to react to the brown goo on the bottom and instantly turned the pool cloudy white.
I left back to work, left the pool alone except for adding more bleach on my way out. I will check when I get home but what caused the pool to cloud instantly with PH Up?
Thanks for the help and will continue to learn...