Before reading the sticky on cleaning a scummy pool I was ready to fill mine in with concrete. But I went home with all my notes and new test kit ready to have a sparkling blue pool in days. Well, that didn't happen. I don't have the test kit that will give me an FC reading above 5 so I tried eyeballing it like it said in the notes. Yesterday my pool was/is still green and cloudy and I got the following readings:
Since my pH was correct we added 10 bottles of 6% bleach, each bottle 172 oz. (I think I got this amount off the pool calculator)
We have a sand filter, 14ftx28ft inground concrete with vinyl liner pool 6ft deep so the pool calculator says it's 17600 gallons. After that much bleach i did notice white stuff floating on the top. So we brushed the sides of the pool. My filter has been on 24/7 since last Thursday when I found this site. Since last Thursday I've tried the bleach after adding borax to bring my pH level up to 7.2 but it's still cloudy. At one point it was a different shade of blue/green but then went back to green. I'm going to go to Leslie's after work today to see if I can get just the FC test because I just bought the test kit for $40 and can't afford the $64 kit.
And to add insult to injury the neighbor kids were taunting me yesterday by playing "Marco Polo" in their pool. LOL
After adding the bleach the FC level was higher than my test kit will go and i noticed