Thanks in advance for any advice!
Hi guys, just bought a house with a pool. Never owned one before and have a few questions. I opened my pool 2 weeks ago. Gave it a good vaccuuming and it looked pretty clear. Went to my local Pool store to get my water tested and here were the initial results:
I was instructed to add 5 lbs of PH+, and 10 lbs of baking soda, wait 30 min and add 2 lbs of shock granulated chlorine. I did, and everything looked ok. Still crystal clear.
Went in yesterday to have my water tested again. The results were:
TA: 65 (adjusted: 23) not sure why this was included this time.
This time I was instructed to add 10 lbs of baking soda and 4 lbs of pH+. I did and everything looked good. I was told this time to wait 2 hours before I added 2 lbs of shock granulated chlorine. I was also told to dilute it in warm water before I added it to the pool. I followed the directions to a T, and as soon as I added the shock the pool turned cloudy. It's been about 3 hours now and it doesn't look like it's clearing up. Is this normal? The pump has been running the entire time.
I'm gonig to try and attach pics of the pool and pump. Let me know if there's any more info you need. Tried to cover all the basics. Thanks again for any help!!!! I'm clueless.