We recently purchased a home that has a very nice 30,000 gallon L-Shaped pool. I had it opened on May 6th. By using strips I have yet to get a FC reading above zero. The water is very cloudy - can barely see main drain cover in 10 foot end. I have ordered the TF 100 test kit after reading on this site but it has not arrived yet. The best test results I can post now are (from strips):
ph - 7.2
FC - 0
TA - 80
Stabalizer - 20
I''m frustrated because I have had the pool company here several times. Phosphates were off the chart so he added a chemical that created a powder substance on the bottom of the pool - It was vacuumed out the next day. That dropped the phospahate level significantly but the water is cloudy. I have added several lbs of chlorine powder alonmg with the chlorine feeder, yet I still get a FC reading of zero.
Any suggestions for now would be nice as I await the TF-100. Also, after the test arrives, how will I know how much of each chemical to puit into pool?