I have been trying to figure this out for a while and I can't find out where to look on here to get answers. Here is my problem:
We have a cheap Intex 16 x48 pool we purchased just for young daughter to swim in. We usually get the blow up ones and clean it out every other day but my arms got tired last summer. My bright idea was to get a bigger pool that had a pump and voila no issues........I was wrong.
We filled the water and it was crystal clear. The next day it was still crystal clear so I put the tablet in the floater and I guess the sun turned it yellow throughout the day. I called a friend who has a pool and she said to shock it (which I did). 10 minutes later my pool was a reddish brown color. I tested it and the Hardness was 100, FC was 2/4, Ph was 7.5, Alkalinity was 240 and Acid was 0. I called my friend back and went over and got Metal Out from her. Put it in the pool and it turned a pale yellow-red. In the meantime I have been cleaning and changing the rust colored filters (6 today). It's still yellowish red. I dont know what other products to use because we've never had a pool before. I dont want to call my friend again for the fear something else might happen Any suggestions? This was suppose to be just an easier way for my daughter to swim in the hot Louisiana heat and it's been more of a pain than anything. Thanks in advance