This is our first season with out pool (both of us have never owned pools before), and while we had our water balanced on Monday, that night we got the edge of the storm that went thru Moore, OK dropping about 4-6" of water in just a few hours. The next morning, our water looked like a muddy catfish pond.
We dumped eight 1 lb powder packets into the skimmer basket. The next AM, it went from a murky green to a murky/cloudy white in the shallow, but still sort of green in the deep (8').
Tested with my cheapy strips around Noon:
ater was then tested by Pool King yesterday afternoon & they said our pH needed to be reduced, so we added their recommended 4.5 lbs of pH reducer.
Today, the water appears more green than it did yesterday, but not as bad as Tuesday. Here are my "cheap test strip" results from 10 minutes ago:
TA: 180 (? - The color doesn't really match any of them, but this is closest match)
What are we doing wrong?? This is awful!!!
Thanks for all your help!!!!