I treated my ( iron stained ) above ground pool ( 10,500 gallons) last Friday evening with 2lbs of Ascorbic Acid and 1 quart Jack Magic Pink Stuff. That night and the next day the pool was absolutely sparkling clear. I followed the instructions from this board, although I probably went a little overboard with the AA because it didn't seem to lift all the stains with just the 1 lb. after I waited a half an hour.
Anyway, the next day I added 5 LB. of Baking Soda to bring up my Alk/Ph. The following day I awoke to a very milky looking pool and has been that way ever since. It is now Thursday. The night before it turned this way I put 2 3" Chlorine tabs in my chlorine feeder and turned it on. This is the only thing I've done to try and bring back the chlorine level, which, suffice to say is still at zero.
I've been running my filter 24/7.
Here are my numbers:
Help! Any idea of how to correct the milky/cloudy water and how is the best way to start getting some chlorine to hold? Also, I'm afraid of algae starting to grow. Should I add some algaecide to water in the meantime?
10,500 Gallons, 15 x 30 AG Pool
2 HP Pump
Aqua Pro 1100e Heat Pump