This is probably a stupid question and different people have told me different things...
Ok when I'm adding solid chemicals to the pool i have been mixing up the solids into a liquid and pouring in the deep end. I'm leaving my valve setting on filter to keep catching all of the organic material I have in my pool. Does my sand filter catch any of the chemicals and prevent it's release into the pool? I've also had other people/videos say to put chemicals directly into the skimmer but that makes me nervous especially if I have my filter setting on (if it's on recirculate it doesn't bother me.) If I've missed the answer to this somewhere I'm sorry.
My pool had lots of Algae (Green) when I opened it and I aggressively shocked and added stabilizer. I've been working with it all week and we have also had lots of rain. My pool has steadily been getting clearer the past 3 days since my filter has been on constantly. Still not crystal but is an aqua blue.
My last tests are here
PH Approximately 6.6 range. Couldn't get exact measurement since my Taylor FAS-DPD kit doesn't go lower than 7.0 (results appeared yellow). I had some test strips that indicate its in the 6.6 range.
CH=150 (not as this is important since it's vinyl) pool guy sold me some calcium chloride and didn't realize i didn't need it until later)
CYA=?? I think this is in the range of 30-50 from test strips but don't want to use regeants on this yet since i only have 4 tests with my kit.