My Charleston, SC pool was hit by two to three weeks of rain, and I slacked on keeping up with it.
Now I am ready to open my uncovered pool for the season, and it had turned very green two days ago, despite the pump running with
chlorine tablets. I did not re-apply algaecide like I should have.
My tests yesterday, after a single or double chlorine powder as well as Chlorox shock read, later followed by algaecide with trace amounts of copper read:
The pool calculator told me to use 37 oz. of muriatic acid, which I did.
60 minutes later, I shocked it again with Chlorox.
I did not add the 433 oz. of baking soda, as I have never needed it in the past few years, except maybe once or twice.
I also did not add the 154 oz. of CaCl, as I did not have any; and I never used it before.ting 20 hours
I added flocculent late last night, so pool's been sitting 20 hours.
Today, my chlorine values all read as Hi, and my pH is still high, my alk is 192.
pool remains VERY cloudy, but it at least is blue, not green.
Any suggestions on how to get pH and alk down, as well as clear up the water?
Vacuuming, cleaning DE grids, replacing DE in a.m
My concrete pool likes to have a pH in the 7.4-7.8 range, so I allow it.
Any suggestions? Thank you! P.S. I know to avoid copper algaecides, but I couldn't find my bottle of "quat" that I know is in the house somewhere.
I do use Borax, as well as my silver/copper ion cartridge once I open the pool
IG 26,000 gallon Gunnite concrete
Built 2001, Charleston, SC
Chlorine tablets in-line.
DE filters (old Anthony pools housing).
In-line Nature 2 silver/copper ions (only use in-season)
Polaris 3900 Sport (my eternal nemesis!!) - the same pump that pumps water through filter also pumps this, alternatively, via a valve, and my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd one go too slow and get caught on steps, no matter what I do to it!