Here are my test results after letting the pool circulate 24 hours:
FC - 0.5
CC or TC - 0.5
pH - 7.0
TA - 50
CH - 190
CYA - 30
TDS - 800
Copper / Iron - 0/0
I might add that this pool has not ben opened for 1 1/2 years. The pool was a nice green color when we first took the cover off and there were a lot of leaves and sediment on the bottom. You could see clearly down about 2 feet. I tried starting the pump and filter system up however the multiport valve was leaking pretty bad as well as a fitting on the discharge of the pump. I put in some dichlor shock and let the pool circulate for several hours. I also vacuumed some of the debris out to drain and bypassed the filter. A day or two later I added more dichlor shock. The pool went from dark green to a lighter green. The pool then sat for the past two weeks waiting for the valve to be replaced and the leaks fixed.
I now have my multiport valve changed and a couple piping leaks fixed and my filter system is up and running. I had a local pool company run the analysis above this morning. The store recommended a program for me to clear up the pool.
I first added 10 pounds of soda ash and let the pool circulate for 6 hours to raise the pH. I then added 4 pounds of Green and Clear, waited five minutes and added 2 pounds of shock. My instructions from the pool store are to wait 12 hours after adding the shock and if the pool is still green add more shock. I also have the skimmers turned off and am only pulling from the pool drain. The DE filter was backwashed just prior to adding the soda ash.
I am interested to know if I am on the right track or if I just wasted $85?
Any suggestions or advice is welcome. Thank you.