HI, new to TFP glad to have found you as we have spent over $500 on pool chemicals this year so far and still had a green pool (2 Green to Clean, shock, metal free, phosph free, clarifyer, copper algicide etc...). Found this site and followed the instructions to clear up a very green pool. Have added about 10 gallons of bleach. Our pool is now very blue!!! We have ordered the TFT test kit but have not received it yet. The only problem is that the pool is still very cloudy.
Took water to Leslies this morning -
FAC - 5
pH - 7.4
TA - 160
CYA - 100+
Calcium Hardness - 240
Total Dissolved Solids - 1400
Phosphates - 100
Don't know CC
Vinyl in ground pool, Hayward Sand Filter, 25,000 gallons, 3/4 Hayward pump
Because CYA is so high we are now draining some of the water out of the pool and refilling with new water per instructions on site.
Any other advise would be very welcome as we are broke and frustrate at this point!