I am heading to the pool store tomorrow, but now that I've finished repairing my leak, my water is horribly out of balance.
I can't seem to raise the Chlorine level.
FC is .5
TC is .5
PH is 7.8
TA is 110
CYA is???? I did the test and it never got cloudy, does this mean it's low if the test water never gets cloudy?
A little background is I already drained and refilled the water as previous owners of the house didn't close the pool correctly and it had a lot of algae growth. All appeared well and then I went on vacation for 10 days and had someone come and clean the pool half way through - however we had a big storm after and a lot of leaves/etc sat in the pool. I removed all the debris, brushed the pool and have added a lot of shock and algeside. I just don't seem to be able to get the chlorine level up.
The water is a little cloudy (especially after I brushed of course) but I can still see the bottom. It's definitely not clear and greenish blue.
I am a novice and keep reading everything online, but I'm still a little lost as to what I need to do to get this thing balanced. Draining and refilling is not an option.
Husband is close to winning the fill it vs. enjoy it argument!