Another newbie, joined over the weekend and this is my third post already. Got a bleach question.... how much is too much and shouldn't I be seeing results by now?
3200 gallon pool with SWG and copper ionization and pool chemistry a mess for weeks since I was trusting those little test strips and then the pool store.
I just got my Taylor 2005 kit today (and ordered FAS-DPD stuff as well as SW and Cu test kits)
Since Friday I added 1 lb shock, 2 g chlorine, 3 lb alkalinity increase (probably too much), changed filters three times all per (1) pool store, then (2) Pool Calculator because I suspected what I thought was FC was really CC and a whole lot of it.
Today I tried Taylor DPD and it immediately bleached out, so then I did the diluted samples but even down to the most minimal I still got pink "off the chart"
So I figure my CC is 25 or more with FC of zero.
I mistrust the rest of my results because of high chlorine and copper but I get 7.7 pH, 200 TA, 200 CH, and 60 CYA. Water temp 77.
So with a 60 CYA and wanting to raise FC to 30 the Pool Calculator said dump two more jugs of chlorine bleach in the pool. Which I just did.
But y'all are adding by the cup. So I am confused - did I add too much? Shouldn't I be seeing some FC by now or could this take several more days?
Also - when should I add stabilizer to raise the CYA? Or should I mistrust ALL of the readings until I get the chlorine under control?
I'm about ready to drain and start over....should I???
Thanks for your advice!