I have been lurking for a while reading all I can before asking but need some advise from those with experience.
I have the TF100 test kit and followed the advise in many posts on pool opening but am still having trouble with getting my pool clear. I am the new owner of this pool and don't know what was done to close the pool last winter but can say that the previous pool guy worked on the pool for 26 years and it looked really great last summer.
I have shocked the pool with 10 bags of Blue Wave Burst! and pulled out all of the leaves that I could and the water quality improved a lot and is now just cloudy. I have been running the pump 24/7 as well as adding bleach rather than using the pucks that were left so as to not raise CYA any higher that it already is.
I have been testing my water and thought the numbers were in the ballpark but wanted an "expert" opinion so I went to the local pool store this afternoon for confirmation and was shocked.....The analysis from the pool store is way different that I thought I had but should say that I am red-green color deficient and that was the reason for getting the second opinion so their results may be closer to the truth but anyway..
Pool store results are:
TC = 0.8
FC = 0
CYA = 70
pH = >6.8
TA = 77
Adjusted TA = 56
Total hardness = 217
Their recommendation was for 73 bags of Burn Out 35 shock which I think seems excessive from a cost as well as material stand point so I am hopeful that it really isn't that bad.
My pool is an in ground gunite 28,500 gallon with PAC FAB Superflow 100 sand filter and Intelliflo VS pump.