I am new to the forum as of yesterday, obviously looking for solutions to my problem. My water was green upon opening it last friday, it had lots of slime on the walls and bottom as far as i could tell. I added algecide and shock after I brought the pH up, the CYA was low, but I had my inline chlorinator on full and added my shock dose as I always do. I let the filter run over night and the water became more blue than green. The DE filter(36sqft) pressure was up so I removed the grid and washed it.
Continued to run the filter over night, by the next morning I could just about see the drain in the deep end (5.5ft). I vacuumed all the slime and dirt from the bottom and walls. This clogged the filter again so it was washed again. After the vacuuming it made the water milky. My FC dropped to 0 my CYA at 0 and loosing ph. I dosed for ph added 1.5 lbs shock that did nothing. Thats when I came here and read similar post to my problem. Soooo, Last night I got my ph in line 7.2,
I had some stabilizer and made a sock out of drain pipe sieve sock and wire ties and dropped it in to the skimmer to dislove.
I have put 3 of the 4 pounds into the water at this point, the CYA was just hitting the 30-50 range( I'm using AquaCheck strips) so I then dumped 12.8 gallons of Clorox in. After a hour I had about 0.5 FC, I had about 4 lbs of granular shock and threw that in too, I made a great foam but no more FC.
I just tested the water at noon:
CYA 0 (again)
I added some more Ph+ and 3 tablets to the clorinator (empty)
Questions: If I made no gains with the 12 gallons of bleach already do I have to start over meaning 12+?
why can't I keep my CYA up, the bottle reads 4lb.s should raise 20K gal to 20ppm Should't I have ample CYA?
I'm pretty sure that the T/A at 240 is a function of trying to keep the pH up?
This is my 6th season, I have had one battle with a brown opening but mostly clear openings. Nothing like this
These doseage numbers are amazing, Am I on the right track?
12.5K gal IG 14x28 36sqftDE auto/chlor