pH = 7.1 (added 1 box of borax)
CYA = 0 (Test still shows zero 24 hours after adding 8 lbs of stabilizer, I have not added anymore)
CH = 170 (Just added 20 lbs more of calcium chloride)
TA = 70 (left alone)
TC = 14.5 (added three 128 oz. bottles of 6% bleach)
FC = 13.5
CC = 1
I took my pool cover off last week to a black pond. I was able to add chemicals last night after a week long search for a drain plug for my sand filter that somehow got lost over the winter. I initially put enough bleach to raise FC to approximately 16ppm. The next morning the pool water is no longer black and looks alot cleaner but really murky. I suspect the calcium chloride will do this. I was wondering if I need to keep my shock levels up until the pool clears or do I need to let the filter do the job. I have back-washed twice today, but don't want to do it to much because I heard I could lose all my CYA I put in the pool. I also want to add the borates to the pool like last year because it is very sparkly as advertised on this site. Can I do that now or do I need to wait until water is clearer and should I go ahead and use flock to get so some of the particles out of the pool? Sorry for the numerous questions. I have learned a lot from last year from you guys, but am still a novice. I also used the test kit I purchased from this site to get my numbers above. Thanks in advance to all the make any inputs.