Thanks in advance for the help.
I found some algae around the steps of my in ground pool. From reading on here I realized I needed to shock the pool. I am using pucks and bagged crystal shock from the pool store.( I know I am going to switch to the BBB method soon) Since all I could test was alk, chlorine, and ph with my test set. My ph was a little low so I put in some Soda ash and then added more pucks directly into the skimmer. I also added 3 bags of crystal shock on Sunday. I started to notice dirt in my pool and I would vacuum and the next day there would be more dirt. So on Tues I got into the pool and started to inspect the steps closer and noticed that the bag of sand( which was placed to hold the steps down by the company that installed the pool had a hole in it and the large zip lock back it was placed in was covered in green algae) So I got that bag of sand out and unsecured the steps and brushed them well to get all the algae off of them. I let the automatic vacuum go all night Wednesday to try to get the remaining sand out of the pool. Thursday night pool was very cloudy, not green but very cloudy. So I turned the pump on high and added 3 more bags of crystal shock and some more pucks to the skimmer basket. Today the pool is just as cloudy without much improvement. I could not monitor my chlorine level because I didn't have the proper test kit. I just knew it was pretty high. I received my TF-1000 test kit today. I was excited to take my first round of tests with it and started with the chlorine test. If I did it correct my FC test was 33 with a CC of 0. I next tested the cya which read 70 or 80. Which I found strange because my last pool store test from 2 different pool stores showed 40 2 weeks ago and I have drained over half of my water to repair a slipping liner a week ago. Is it possible that my chlorine is so high that it is making my cya test inaccurate? Please help!!! My daughter is having a pool party Sunday night and is going to be upset if they can't use the pool.