I purchased an Intex steel frame pool to try out owning a pool before I invest in something more expensive. Our water was trucked in - I understand it came from a local brook or small river per the deliverer who works for a fire dept as well. My pool was clean- new and then the water came in and the pool was dirty on the bottom. I vacuumed w/ the useless one that the manufacturer provided, again and again but could not get a foot hold. We decided to try to run the pump and additionally ran the SWG Boost cycle for approx 12hrs w/90# of pool salt(some other blogs said the manufacturers recommended amount was too high). I added CYA as mentioned by the manufacturer (which was supposed to reduce pump and SWG time), and in the AM after running, the FC was approx 2-3 but the ph was too high (over 8.5) and AT 240. The boost didn't seem to boost/shock well enough w/1000gph pump and cleaned cartridge filter. I cleaned the pool several times during the day, then I bought some HTH ph down and used the pool calculator online. Before turning in for the night, FC was at 0 so I added 18oz of 6% liquid bleach and 10oz of the ph down. Should I have added more to shock it? We're hoping this will balance the pool and let us return to our regular 3-4 hour cycle. Until then, I plan to run pump 8hrs+/-...
Any suggestions? Should I have used chemical shock for start up and then the SWG to maintain? I'd like to swim in it this summer... and summers are short in VT
- 4400gal/SWG/Intex AG/1000gph pump/filter cartridge/
copper ion 0.1
FC 2 to 3 (dropped to 0 early evening)
ph over 8.4
salt 4.8 = 2350ppm