Okay, so we inherited a 25,000gal swamp. After reading through everything I could find here I was confident to tackle the issue. I purchased 32 gallons of bleach 8.25% from Wal-Mart prepared to do battle. I got the CYA up to 30 and pre-shocking the PH was 7.8 and the alkalinity was within range as well. I have to confess I wasnt able to purchase the test kit before I started but did have test strips that went to 20ppm chlorine, I figured I would sacrifice some extra chlorine and keep the pool at this lvl until I saw no loss overnight. Fast forward 7 days of keeping the pool at 20 I was no longer losing chlorine that i could tell. Again without the test kit i couldnt be sure so i decided to keep the water at 10ppm chlorine until it became clear again. So here is where im at, after 7 days at 20 and another 4 days at 10 my water is still cloudy blue. No green, no "dead" algae at the bootom, just a cloudy blue pool that you can see about a foot down. (If I put my arm in it goes to my elbow before i lose sight of my hand) I am going to have the water tested tomorrow at the pool store for a more exact reading but as of now from my test strips its within tolerance for everything (ph, alk, cya) with the chlorine still at 10.
I know I will get fussed at about the test kit but I just didnt have the funds yet, will be getting it next week so be gentle on me!
Do I need to just keep the lvl up and be patient or should I do something more? I have a sand filter which normally operates at 6psi and is dirty around 11psi
Is this a normal pressure? It kicks water out the jet pretty heftily but 5 just seems so low? I did take the pump apart before this project to check all seals, the impeller, and the hoses from any obstruction and did not observe any. The pump is noisy and has sat for a year. I plan on replacing it next season or possibly sooner if it turns out to be my issue....
Lastly the sand in the filter is new, I did replace that before starting this project. 150lbs of sand per the manf. specifications.