We had absolutely no problems with our pool last summer. But then that was a fresh fill due to a new liner. My hubby didn't cover for the winter so now we have a mini swamp in our yard. He has spent a fortune on chemicals and pool is still green. We are trying to switch to the BBB method now. When I first found this site we used the pool calculator and the test results from the pool store and managed to get water from green to milky white. Water wouldn't clear from that cloudy, milky white and had a lot of particles floating in it. We have been going from green to milky back to green for over a month.
I want the TF100 kit but have test strips and 6 way drop tester until I can order one. Getting conflicting results using kits I have so gave up and went back to pool store for a retest.
TA 107 - Adj total Alk 92 not sure which # I should be using.
They say we have a chlorine lock. Test shows no algae. Water looks green in pool but clear in a jar. Advised to vacuum to waste. Which we did. Pool immediately turned green again. Still had leaves & "stuff" we couldn't see. Advised to add 12 lbs of Balance Pak 100, 2 lbs Lo N Slo & 12 packs of Burn Out 3 or Shock....If I am using the pool calculator correctly that means
12 lbs baking soda & 2lbs of ph reducer but then it gets confusing. Pool calculator shows to add 128 oz of 6% bleach but I thought I read that 1 lb of granular chlorine = 1 gal of 6% bleach....Correct? So wouldn't I need 12 gals of bleach?
Any suggestions on what do to from here would be appreciated. Son is mad he can't swim yet and hubby is ready to drain the pool.