Hi Guys I am a noob at this so bare with me.
I have a 30' round above ground that has become a monster. it eats chemicals like John Pinette at a buffet. not sure how I lost control of it last year but I gave up at the $200 worth of chlorine mark.
I am trying to reopen it here in Michigan and the water was clear when the cover came off just loads of debris on the bottom & sides.( it turned to a thick cloudy green within a day or two). I put in 8 lbs of shock to get the ball rolling last Friday. the first test yesterday(at the pool store) said I have zero FC and zero CYA. the pool store suggested I use 2 packs of sodium bromide to dial it up a notch to get the algae on the run. looks the exact same this morning.
I have been doing my home work here and there and keep hitting a wall. whats the right place to start at this point?
hardness= off the scale
I have a hayward filter with Zeobest in it and that may be part of the issues. not sure?