Hello all - I am new to this forum and am desperate for help.
My pool has been just plain wrong all summer, and my fix-it bill is now at about $2100.00!
Here is where I am at: FC = 0; CC = 0.3, TA = 100; PH = 7.2; Iron and Copper = 0, Calcium = 230ppm; CYA = 90, Phosphates = 2000ppm.
I run an auto tab feeder with 90% available Trichlor, sand filter, and my pool is 18 x 36 in ground, approximately 25,500 gal. vinyl liner. Pump runs 24/7 and I live in Central PA. Water temperature sits around 76 degrees.
My pool is constantly green, the liner is terribly stained, I burn through 10lbs of tabs a week at least. The pool store had me purchase over the course of the summer a total of 6 bottles of polyquat 60, 6 bottles of ascorbic acid, (which would clear my pool to blue and I tried to get my FC up after 1 week like the directions said which worked for about 2 days), 3 bottles of metal out, 3 bottles of polysheen blue, 75 lbs of PH increaser, 25 lbs of Alkalinity Increaser, 30 bags of 65% dichlor burn out shock, 12 lbs of non-chlorine oxidizer, 10 lbs of sand conditioner and I estimate I have purchased well over 200 lbs of 3" 90% trichlor feeder tabs, and they have all been used and my chemical tub is empty (and so is my wallet).
Out of desperation, and 9 hours of internet education, I thought I would try this wonderful BBB method. Last night I poured in 4,200 oz. of Clorox 6% bleach to get my FC to 24. This morning my pool is still green, starting to cloud up, and yes, my FC reading stayed at ZERO.
What am I doing wrong????
Any help or opinions would be greatly appreciated prior to the bulldozer's arrival