I am new to this board. I have read through all the postings and have found them very helpful. I just had my water tested and am not sure what to do with these numbers. Any help is appreciated.
Pool is 20x40 in ground vinyl liner
Cover blew back over the winter and sunlight got to it. Opened to GREEN pool including frogs and a baby snake... Used water from a fresh water creek to top off, probably 4000 gallons.
Last night I put in 15lbs of granular chlorine
Here are the numbers the pool store gave me on my water test
CALCIUM HARDNESS 187
SATURATED INDEX .8
FREE CHLORINE .4
TOTAL CHLORINE 1.5
COMBINED CHLORINE 1.1
DISSOLVED SOLIDS 0
The free chlorine confuses me because I just dumped 15lbs in last night at 6pm and tested this water at 1200 today. Could it have been eaten up that fast??
Also is liquid chlorine a better option??
Any help to get this thing clear as quickly as possible is welcome. Thanks!