Good afternoon - I am a newby to the forum - have been reading but never posted. So here is the problem, opened the pool - (cover was torn during the winter so lots of leaves) The water to start was a nice shade of green - think swamp - after going to the dreaded pool store locally - and 300.00 of chemicals later - I now have a nice sort of bluish cloud of water. My wife is losing faith in me - and I am thinking tennis court. I do not have the test kit I am reading about - The store says my water balance is great - just need to use a flock - (sure I spelled that one wrong) and all will be well. Short story - did not work - I have taken the top off of the filter - cleaned the sand - no broken laterals that I can find - sand is 3 years old. I am at wits end! Here are the test results I have to give based on my little test kit.
combined chlorine - 3.5
PH - 7.2
Bromine - 6.5
I have been using liquid chlorine every night for the past 4 nights, have put in 4 gallons each night!