I am new to the forums and have been reading some great stuff. so i had my pool closed for 3 years and decided to open it this year. The water was a swamp dark green. I should have just gone with chlorine but decide Baqua-**** so after $400-$500 later I started the chlorine change over. I adjusted my ph to 7.2 and order my taylor kit Yesterday. I have a 17100gallon pool so the calculator says to add 255oz of 12.5% to get my fc to 15ppm. I rounded to 2 gallons. When i put the chlorine in the water it starts to bubble like crazy and foams up. an hour later still no fc so i add another 2gal. I get the same result of no fc an hour later. So another 2 gal goes in. After all said and done after 24 hrs i am 20 gallons and I keep getting the same result 0 fc after an hour and a lot of white foam that I scoop up. The only thing I can think of is that before this conversion I have been listening to the pool store(yup i know now just to come here) and they told to keep adding shock so with-in the past week and a half i added almost 20 gallons of baquacil oxidizer. could this be all that foam?
the pool was a very cloudy blue when i started to convert and now it is a darker blue but getting clearer. I can actually see about 2.5' deep now. is it bad to add more chlorine than the calculator says to help speed things up?
any help would be great Thanks