I am new too pools. Have been trying for 3 weeks to get the pool ready, will be time to close it before i get it ready at this rate. I have been going to a local pool place and everytime i go i get a different thing to do. I am confused about how long trichlor pucks should last before they dissolve. The place i go to said they should be gone in no more than 6 hours. The research i have done says they should last 7 days for a 3 inch puck. which is right. Yesterday my was green and cloudy. last night i added pool clear and lavo 12 as directed by the pool place. today my water is blue and cloudy. and i do mean cloudy, when you put your hand in the water up to your wrist, you can't see the bottom of your fingers.
Today's test results:
free chlorine 0.1 ppm
total chlorine 0.1 ppm
combined chlorine 0.0 ppm
if anyone can help me get this pool ready and get the kids of my back i would be forever greatful.