I have an AG Intex metal frame pool 18x48 vinyl. It holds according to their calculations 6,700 gallons. Its been up for 9 days now and our water is still slightly green and a tiny bit cloudy. When I look down I can see down to my thighs and that's it. I only have the test strips and an HTH drop test right now. My readings as of tonight are:
30-50- CYA (I put a range on some of these reading because those colors are so darn hard to read!!)
From the drop test:
5+ FC- (only goes up to 5)
When we filled our pool we had 0 FC reading, 7.5 pH, 240+ TA, and 0 CYA. I spent a few days trying to lower the TA with acid and then just this afternoon added some pH plus when the pH got down to 7. We don't have an aerator and I've read different places that say you shouldn't be TOO concerned with high TA- it will only mean you will have to more frequently check and manage pH levels. I've also added to the pool a little bit of clarifier- (only because after I was doped by the pool store and figured out I don't need it, they don't take returns of course- but THATS a different story).
What do I need to do to get our water clear and what could be causing me to have dry really itchy skin with tiny little bumps??
Sorry for the long post- I'm confused and totally new at this- first time pool owner!! Thanks in advance for any advice you can give me!!!