Long time lurker, first time poster. First let me say thanks to all who have given their time and efforts to help people like me who want to become self-sufficient, and just need the good baseline start from professionals they can trust. A BIG thank you.
Last Friday I filled a ~30K vinyl IG L shape pool with city water, no patio, no electrical, just pool filled with water last Friday. Builder finished a retaining wall yesterday and can begin forming up patio and digging/connecting electrical next week, so it will be at least until NEXT Friday before I have any real filtration, and its supposed to rain like crazy here in Alabama next week so who knows? Anyway, we swam in the pool starting Saturday August 27th, I added 3 gallons of 5.25% bleach Tuesday, August 30th AM just because I thought it needed something, we had been swimming every day and not noticed any slime or anything that would let me believe something was wrong, I just knew I had to add something (no test kit at that time), then found slimy walls and floor on Thursday, Sept 1. Added 3 Gallons bleach again Thursday night, added the 1/2 HP pump and cartridge filter for some filtration and water movement. Slime gone Friday. Got test kit (TF100) Saturday, Sept 3, results below
FC - 0
CC - 0
TC - 0
PH - 7.0
TA - 40
CH - 80
CYA - 0 Test liquids were always clear, is that right? Could clearly see the dot with full tube
Added 4.5 more gal of 6% bleach. Will have to use the makeshift pump until at least the end of next week, possibly longer. Should I continue to dump bleach until I get a FC reading? Worry about the CYA? Try to raise TA? Water looks pretty clear, maybe just a little cloudy, I can definitely see the bottom and the main drains clearly. I can see wall to wall across the shallow end under water (24 ft), but not wall to wall under water from shallow to deep (42 ft). Any advice would be appreciated.