We opened our pool this weekend and it was light green...first time this has happened. We added 24 pounds of pool brand shock over the next 3 days and it turned cloudy grey/blue and still wasn't showing any chlorine on the test strip, so I went to the pool store and these were the water test results
They told me to add 2 pounds of soda ash and 25 pounds of hardness plus and then shock 24 hours later...I did evrything as instructed and still nothing for chlorine on the test strip. I took water to get tested again and these are the results
BASE DEMAND 2
TOTAL DIS SOLIDS 500
They told me I needed to treat the phosphates with phos free after I add 1 more pound of soda ash and shock it again. I did the soda ash and shock but this time did some research and found this site. I'm a little confused how the phosphates increased from a few days prior? I really would like to try and get a handle on this the right way before I start adding all types of chemicals I dont need and possibly make it worse..Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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