[attachment=0:2miz4rso]Pool-29-May.jpg[/attachment:2miz4rso]I started out in April with a very dark green yucky pool which lightened up over a couple of weeks during which I added some stabilizer, about 2 lbs of shock per day, and then 12 pounds of baking soda and 5 pounds of borax.
THEN--the pump broke down and we took about a week or two to replace it. Since May 11 I started adding about 1 lb. of AquaChem Optimum Chlorinating granules per day.
Current 6-way strip results:
FC > 10
PH ~ 6.8
TA ~ 40
(The other day I diluted the pool water 1:6 and tested. TC was 18 and so was FC.
I turned off the in-line chlorinator a couple days ago because the FC was so high and quit adding the granules also.
I thought adding Pool First Aid would help -- NOT. I unfortunately also added AquaChem algae eliminator max.
This morning I added Scale, Metal, and Stain Control. I'm waiting to see what happens.
As far as I can tell there are very few leaves or even dead algae in the pool now. I have been changing filters every 3-7 days and cleaning them with TSP.
I want to get this pool clean by the time it warms up enough, maybe by my birthday on June 8!
What should I do?