I left for Vegas last Friday, clear pool with normal amount of chlorine in the pool
I came home from Vegas after a windy weekend, to a green pool. The water was clear and I could see the bottom, but it was green.
I learned last year my carribean blue pebbletec will sometimes appear green, but this wasn't the case.
So I went to store, 6 gallons of liquid Chlorine and 2 bags of shock, it's back to clear. I have been brushing it and running the filter non stop.
So, I needed chlorine tabs, so I went to leslies and got a 35 pound bucket. I had them test my water and here are the results. Mind you I just added 2 gallons of chlorine today at 2:20
FAC: 5 (the lady said it was higher)
TAC: 5 (The lady said it was hight)
Calcium Hardness 200
Total Alkalinity: 90
ph: 8.0 (she said this was going to be off because of all the chlorine.
Total Dissolved Solids 1900
She recommended that I purchase some phosphate stuff, which was expensive. She also said I shouldn't just toss the chlorine tabs by the drain and in the skimmer (I did this when I was a kid for 25 years or so when we had an inground pool)
So, I have the leslie's basic pool test kit (Bromine/FC and PH), a 35 pound bucket of chlorine, a vaccuum, brush and net. I have limited funds. I have some HTH PH Minus (left by previous home owner) and some leslies chlorine neutralizer (from previous owner)
So, what should I do to keep it clear? It was clear last summer and I really ever did was just add a couple tabs when they were about dissolved.