FINALLY found a HELPFUL pool forum!!! THANK YOU!
SOOOOO much information to digest! I'm overwhelmed at where to begin! Although, I did read Pool School
Ok! So I guess I'm not really NEW to owning a pool.....just MAINTAINING it! We've been known to not remove the cover for WEEKS.....life gets BUSY!
We built new 5 years ago in Central Minnesota with a 14x28 3ft shallow end 8ft deep end Fiberglass in-ground indoor pool.
I have absolutely NO idea what we did before that we had sparkling water, but NOW....we have a problem!
A year or so ago, we decided to take a stab at using regular bleach instead of buying the expensive granulated chlorine from the pool store. The water started out sparkling. About a month or so into it, STILL sparkling! We eventually ran out of the Clorox bleach we were using and noticed the dollar store had some SUPER CHEAP bleach. We purchased several gallons and within a week the water was cloudy
That was a few MONTHS ago and the water is STILL dull looking and cloudy. I can't see the main drain. All we have are dip-strips from Walmart (I just ordered the TF100 kit) Chlorine was at -0- and PH was high. We still have some "PH DOWN" from when the pool was installed so I dumped in about a 1/2 cup of that and 2 cups of granulated chlorine and let the pump run all day. The next day the chlorine registered in the mid-range and the PH looked normal on the dip-strip. BUT THE WATER WAS STILL CLOUDY.
I just want my sparkling water back.