Hi! We went away for a week and while gone a friend tried to help us save electicity and turned off our pump for a day. And no new chlorine was added while gone. Pool temp was very high due to auto cover being on A LOT...over 90 degrees. It was crystal clear when we left. We return last night to extreme cloudiness (maybe bluish/slight green tint). I used my dip stick and saw no chlorine, low ph, no cya. So I added 8 lbs of powder shock (sam's club brand) last night. Chlorine didn't go up at all. Went to pool store as soon as they opened and here are my readouts:
total alk 180
shock treatment 7.5
total hardness 120
total chlorine 7.5
free chlorine 0
We have a 25.000 gallon pool w/auto cover. Also, use the frog mineral system. I just added a new chlorine pack today to it. And have like 10 chlorine tabs in the skimmer at the moment. Brushed pool bottom several times and have rinsed the filter twice since last night.
As per pool store I added 12 gallons of liquid shock and 3 # of ph plus. 1 bottle of stabalizer. Test few hours later and still no chlorine registering on test strip...pool not a bit clearer. Ph still at 6.9(ish..hard to say exactly w/strip). 0 cya still. .
Add another 8 gallons of liquid shock and 3 more # of ph plus and one more bottle of stabalizer. Just tested and still same exact results.
How after using $150 worth of chemicals in 24 hours is the pool not showing any chlorine and still low ph and STILL SUPER CLOUDY. No improvements anywhere...in the appearance or on the strips This is our first summer w/an inground pool and I so frustrated. What am I doing wrong? Why is the ph not going up after adding so much. Is my pool store giving me bad advice? Can anyone make a suggestion....thank you for any help!!!!