Hi, We bought a foreclosure house with a 15 x 30 in ground vinyl pool (19,000 gals) with system 3 Sta Rite Cartridge Filter. Pool was uncovered for year and loaded with leaves and muck which we raked out. After running the filter 24/7 for 11 days and adding approx 10 gals 12% liq shock, 8 lbs Dura Shock powder, 22 gals 6% bleach and many other chemicals including algecides, we have the following numbers:
Free Chlorine 0
Total hardness 170
cyanuric acid 0
Water still very greenish gray, can only see about 2" into the water.
I have a Hayward off line chlorinator and it is not dissolving the 3", 7 day tabs. I disconnected the outlet side and chlorine is coming out. There is no smell of chlorine in the pool. I even checked the water fall discharge and the concentration is the same as the general water. Any ideas of what we need to do to get the pool clean?? Thanks, Muckraker..