Ok, so I have been trying to get to my sparkling oasis, but have not gotten there yet. I bought a foreclosure and had to replace the pump. Since I got the pump up and running, about a week ago, I have been trying to shock the pool. Here are my numbers:
FC – 18 (been trying to maintain this level)
CYA – between 30-40
pH - ~7.2
The pool definitely looks better than when I first started (it has gone from dark green to a lighter green), but seems to have stayed the same for the past few days, without seeing much (if any progress).
The other thing going on is that every since I got the pool, I have been skimming bunches and bunches of leaves out of the deep end – there seems to be a never ending supply. I skim a few hours a day, every day, and still they are coming.
Am I basically going to have to get every single leaf out of there before I can look for progress, or does it seem there might be something else going on?
Thank you for any advice!