Hello everyone. Me and my wife bought our first house last month which also has a pool. Well we opened it up to a green swamp. Apparently the old owners never had chemicals put in upon closing last season. Our pool company (which im not fond of lol) opened up our pool and shocked. Me and wife ran our de filter and bumped, backwashed, replaced de and repeat. Also took filter apart 3 times and cleaned all the fingers very good. Pool cleared up. We found out there is a leak under the concrete in our return lines. I noticed after leaving the filter on all night, i awoke to an unprimed pump because the water level dropped 2-3 inches. So needless to say concrete needs ripped up and lines replaced. They have a single temp line across the concrete into the shallow end. We couldnt add chemicals for atleast a week until the temp line was in place.
After everything was setup, took a sample into pool store and results were as follows:
Sat index -.05
Total chlorine 2.6
Free chlorine .6
This was with no chemicals other than the shock they used upon opening a week earlier. They sold me 5lb of granular dichlor, 2 1lb of stabilizer and silk smart sticks. All bioguard lol. $150. Fast forward 2 days i have another sample tested. Results were:
Sat index -0.7
CYA 100! (I didnt realize about the cya with dichlor and trichlor until it was too late lol)
Total chlorine 2.5
Free chlorine 0.6
So ive been lurking on here for about a week and decided i want to use the BBB cause ~$400 later im in no better shape. I have a Taylor K 2006 on the way. Wont be til next week. I found a 5 gal of liquid chlorine at a pool store thst is closing but i cant find it anywhere else. I also used 2lbs of cal hypo yesterday, 5lb liquid chlorine today. Took a sample to another pool store and they didnt test as many parameters as the other store but free chlorine turned out to be 1.4 but combined was 5.2!! So just 20 mins ago i shocked with 2lbs of cal hypo again. Im going to let it run all night and take a sample in tomorrow to see where were at. Im sorry for the lengthy post but i know you guys need all the info you can get lol. Thanks for your time .