Steve here - new kid on the block -
Just had a pool constructed and am trying for a week now to get it ready for this monday (it's Saturday yikes!!!)
In ground pool
kidney shape with a bump
Tagelus Sand filter
1.0 HP pump
electric heater (78 degree water - we are in northern New Jersey)
electric opaque safety cover
hayward cl220 chorinator
over the past week, vacuumed leaves and debris to waste (pool was not covered until very very recently, so there was a LOT of debris).
on 5/20 my readings were (chlorinator set to 1):
Chlorine - 0
CYA - 0
on 5/25 - (chlorinator set to 6)
FC - 20
CC - -0
PH - 6.8
TA - 180
on 5/26 - today - (chlorinator set to 6)
fc - 30
CC - 10
CYA - 30
water is kinda greenish - here is what I plan to do today.
1. FLOC the pool and hopefully pull particulates to the bottom for vacuuming (to waste)
2. get Baking Soda to increase the PH
3. get liquid chlorine (I won't add it yet) as I think the CYA is now just about where I want it, so I may be done with Trichlor for the season - unless CYA goes down - once I see FC go down to <3, I'll add the liquid chlorine - does it matter if the trichlo pucks are still in the chlorinator, or should I remove them or wait for them to completely dissolve?
4. as of right now, I"m lowering hte chlorinator setting from 6 to 1 in the hopes of reducing the chlorine load -
do you think we'll be able to swim in Monday for our backyard opening party? I'll leave the cover open today so hopefully the sun will dissipate the chlorine - but why is my pool still greenish?