Well not really 2 days.
We bought a repo house that has a 33k galon vinyl lined inground pool. The local company that built it in 2005 said that it is good qualityand should last some time. The pool hasnt been opened in 2 years and the company came out and opened it yesterday. Yesterday it was a green swamp. Today it is a turquoise cloud of water. They put approximately 12 pounds of chlorine @12.5%(?) called turbo shock in. It has been clearing up but is no longer making progress. The pool has no visible algae left as deep as I can see and no longer has any green hue. I took a water sample into our pool company whomgave me the following results:
Saturation Index: -0.9/-.3-+.3
Tot. Chlorine: 3/1-3
Free Chlorine: 0/1-3
Tot. Alkalinity: 50/
Adj. Total Alk: 47/125-150
Tot. Hardness: 175/175-225
Green Algae: Light
Everything else was none or not tested.
The recomendations were 54.5 lbs of total alkalinity increaser, 6.25 lbs of lo n' Slo, 7lbs of stabalizer, 20 lbs of burn out3...............they lost me at 54.5 lbs.
The salesman told me to buy some more powdered chlorine to help shock the pool and I bought 12lbs of "turbo shock". He recomended using 6lbs and testing for free chlorine in 10 hours and to add ore if i needed it. 1 hour later i had no free chlorine left and now im turning to this website.
I have read numerous articles including pool school but I am still overwhelmed/confused. There are so many products on the shelf at the store that I dont know if Im buying something I need or buying the equivalent of Slick50 for my pool.
Any advice on how to proceed? It would be greatly appreciated!
Also can I buy Liquid bleach from a grocery store instead of the powdered chlorine? Can I buy Baking soda instead of the total alkalinity increaser?
Thank you so much in advance!