Alright I just bought a house with a pool here in sunny arizona. I had the pool under control until the summer UV rays started beating down on it. The pool has turned cloudy and a greenish color. I know its a build up in algae.
The pool itself is not a perfect square or square its in the shape of a human kidney is as close as I can describe it. I calculated the pool to contain 21,100 gallons of water. I was wonering if that sounded right considering the infrmation below.
Length: 35 feet
Width: (largest part) 16 feet
Shallow end: 3 feet
Deep end: 8 feet
Now I realized it has algae growth due to the increase in UV light allowing it to grow and I didn't increase chlorine. So now the pool is a tealish light green and in the deepend its quite cloudy, I can barely see the skimmer 8 feet down. I know I can use a "shock" but what I have been reading on the internet is they are expensive and don't need to be used.
The Total Chlorine is at about 2ppm.
Free cholorine is low at about 0.5.
The PH is high at about 8 but I already put in 32oz of muriatic acid about 4 hours ago then another 16oz about an hour ago as the pH before was at about 8.4 before.
Total Alkalinity is high at about 150 ppm.
Cyanuric Acid is high at about 300ppm. (I know I need to empty to pool but thats for another day)
I have about 5 "3 inch tabs" in the floater and I put 3 on the floor of the pool this morning. One per a section.
I read that cheap household bleach can kill the algae. So based off of my 21,100 gallon pool I am wondering how much bleach do I need?