I think i might of done things BACKWARDS!!
pool size : 7,500 gallon, ballanced + CYA 20ppm
Yes i did you the pool calculator, very great product.
The problem began when,
I invited the kids from our neighborhood who did not shower, most wore shirts on, and the parents drinking beer in the pool.
All in good fun.
Now the start of the headache..
the pool went from crystal clear(even smelled a little of baking soda (fresh)). Now, after the party, you couldn't see the bottom!!
I shocked the pool, but only for a NORMAL shock or ALGAE shock but not for a MOUNTAIN of body dirt, oil, etc.!!!
so i shocked for normal level and the water slowly began to clear, very slowly...
2 weeks later... as the chlorine levels began to lower ( from a shock level), the water began to haze over
Then, I remembered seeing a BREAKPOINT CHART which states:
ALL of the CC MUST BE BURNED OFF or else - yep- start all over!!! only this time, it'll take 2x twice the chlorine.
The real problem here is : when there is so much dirt off the kids ( god bless their soles), it really cant be measured on any test kit!!
Back to the beginning of the story, so, unknowingly, i added what a CYA of 20 ppm level should have for shocking (say for algea ) say around 24 ppm of SHOCK. Al along tho, i had this huge amount of residual dirt, oil etc still remaining in the pool water. But the problem began when the water started to clear soon after the shock (24 ppm). it took a good 10 days to do so. Then, anxious to get back into the water, i was dumbfounded to see the water haze right back over again as soon as the levels got to around 15 ppm of chlorine!
The T.A is good. pH is good. CH is good ( little low). So i know it isnt a water balance issue but a FAILED ATTEMPT to BURN OFF ALL OF THE CHLORAMINES!!
the Break point chart also warned that if the previous shock failed, now the 2nd shock attempt will be VERY DIFFICULT
The question is?
is it easier to just say chuck it n start over with fresh water? or take a stab at the runaway CC values the pool now has and dump 75lbs of Cal - Hypo 65% and hope for the best?