Installed my 24ft round last week..per doughboys instructions you have to fill it half way up before fininshing the installation process..blah.blah.blah...water sat for 3 days before I could finish..fill it the rest of the way up and my daughter and I immediately slipped and fell due to the slippery liner
I knew from the slime that algae was setting in...it wasnt bad but was there..as I scrubbed the pool floor and walls thoroughly (and she played) the water became slightly green..not bad..but you could see it..on a green scale of 1 to 10..it was probably a 2 or 3.
Wasnt sure what to do but I knew I needed to get some sanitation going (right???) so I got on the pool calculator and started to look up how much chlorine to put in. From reading I learned that I may need to shock it with the algae settling and the fact that I have not added any Chlorine yet...not sure what to do..I added 1 bottle (182 oz) of regular bleach. The next day the liner was clean as a whistle and the water was clear.
BTW, I bought a trouble free test kit before I even put the pool in...so the next day I test the water..I cant get any test to register anything. At first I did the simple CL test from inside the Taylor test kit...remains clear. Next I try the chlorine drop test, it never turns pink to continue second part of test. I tried to do the TA test (I believe this is the one where you watch the black dot as you fill it up until you cant see it anymore) i could see the dot even when the tube was full. THe only test that has shown anything other than just clear is the PH test wich is the highest (8.2??). I feel like Im just wasting the chemicals in my test kit. Whats weird is I have no complaints about the water..its clear and comfortable..but when I did the simple CL test..it hasnt even the slightest hint of yellow....totally clear? SO this means my Chlorine is low and I could be on the virge of something happening, yes? Perhaps flirting with the algae coming back? So what to do? This morning before CHurch I added another full bottle of bleach...still nothing on the simple CL or drop test. Also, I was sent the wrong gasket with my filter so it has not ran since install, but like I said whater looks, smells and feels fine. Please steer us in the right direction. I dont think I can afford to refill pool should something happen.