Ok I closed the pool wrong and the cover came off during the winter. When spring came and everything melted I had an entire pool full of swamp gas and sticks branch and twig tree leaf....
I spent about a month clearing out the pool with many broken nets and many bent polls.
Now I have everything cleaned out as good as I can get it, and I finally have it clean enough to run the pump 24/7 without it getting clogged and losing prime.
I wasted about 100 bucks trying to turn the green swamp blue again and I just can't get it.
I had to replace the entire cartridge filter system so I did all that brand new with a dual speed haward pump. It was used for an underground pool and I have it for my above ground pool. Pool guy sold it to me for 25bucks.
So I live in northwest indiana- Its an above ground pool. It is 15,000 gallons. vinal I would assume but not sure what else it could be. Liner, etc. soft sides but solid.
I bought the filter and unit from great escape and he told me to add a TON of chlorine. 16gallons. So I did.
so now my test results are this:
pH(nearly purple so I'm going to assume its 8+
Free Chlorine is 10
Alkalinity is in the 120-180 range
and as far as I can tell I have 0 stabilizer.
My question is what do I do now? I just added the chlorine this morning and it is now 9:34 at night. It was cloudy and rain all day so I don't think I lost any chlorine to the sun but I'm just tired of looking at a green swamp with nothing working.
I would love for the pool gods(you) to help me if you could? tell me where I am going wrong? I don't know anything about a pool but now I have to take care of one...
sig- 15,000 gal above ground. Swimpro voyager cartrage and unit. Hayward pump that was for a underground pool. Seems to put out enough power.