I am back again as I have not been able to resolve my problem. No free chloring, pool is cloudy. I took a pool water sample to my local store and got the following:
Total Chlorine: .1
Free Chloring: 0
Total Alkalinity: 96
Adj. Total Alk: 84
Total Hardness: 299
Phosphates: greater than 2500
Last weekend, prior to this test, I added 16 gal of chlorine over 8 hours and finally got a (surprisingly high) purple chlorine reading on my stick. I thought everything would be OK, then a day later, NO Free Chlorine again.
A gallon of Phos Free was added and a gal of Sodium Hypochlorite 12.5%.
3 days after this is when I got the test done (results above)
The store is telling me to purchase 23 bags of Super Shock.
They also told me I may have to drain my pool.
CAN ANYONE HELP ME?