We're back from our 35 day road trip across North America, which was fantastic! Memories to last a life time and impressions of places and people which are, if not life changing, certainly soul broadening.
We returned to a deep jade coloured pool. I can NOT see the bottom. I had raised the FC to 15, added some Poly-60, and put the solar cover on. The pump was off and temps probably were in the low to mid 80s. The pol is an AG 12,000 gal.
Please jog my mind on where to go from here.
So far, I've added 5 large bottles of Clorox and brushed the bottom as best I can. It's challenging since I can't see farther down than maybe 18". The pump is set to high and will run for the duration. I have socks in the skimmer basket and am changing them every 3 hours or so.
I dipped some water out for testing. The water in the pitcher is clear but I'm not able to get any readings with my Taylor drop kit. Even at a 1:3 dilution the FC is off the scale (a very deep fuchsia). pH comes out at above 8.2 (undiluted water). The TA titration isn't working at all. It changes from green to yellow without a stop at grey or red.
Overnight the green has changed from dark jade to something lighter green so the bleach has begun to work. There's a perceptible chlorine smell now.
What all should I do and in which sequence?
Thank you very much for helping me rescue my pool.