No cover this year, lots of leaves, and dark swampy green at the start a few weeks ago. We did get the last of the leaves out I think (hard to tell with it being cloudy but my husband has been getting in and scooping out....he also brushed the bottom and sides of the pool, and washing the filter) The water is blueish but cloudy. It's so cloudy that it even looks cloudy in the small cup of water I bring in to test!
Numbers today are:
45 CYA (per pool store...I'm out of this chemical to test...but we did add quite a bit last year because it was so low)
7.9 (per the pool store a week ago. I tested it today at about 7.2, we had a few thunderstorms and a ton of rain since they tested so I'm thinking mine is closer to correct)
What should my shock level be with a CYA in that range? We've put a ton of bleach in at this point....