Hi bought a house over the winter with an 18,000-20,000 inground vinal pool, Sand dollar filter and hayward super pump. Pulled the cover off 2 weeks ago to find a brown/green murky mess. Cranked up the filter and added 7 bags of calcium chlorid SHOCK from Wal Mart over a two day period (last added three days ago) as a starter. It turned the brown green murky water a blue murky water. It slightly increased the clarity but only slightly. As near as i can tell there is not a lot of debris in the water or on the floor.
I bought a Taylor 6000 kit but readily admit to being overwhelmed by the acronyms and after 12 dippers to check FC and no pink I gave up and took a sample to the pool store. Surprise surprise $100+ of chemicals was thier suggestion.
Test results from Namco Hardness 250ppm
I have given up on the thought of a pool party this weekend but I'd like to start trying to clear this up without going broke. Can anyone suggest a srategy for me as I'm getting a little discouraged.