I want to learn how to manage my own pool. Sick of paying pool prices.
Water was clear for about a month and then clouded up. Live on a fairway and the course got careless with fertilizer. Pool wasnt registering FC. Pool company said that I had Nitrogen problems and recommended 25 pounds of shock to break it. I used 15 jugs of 96oz generic bleach. Pool cleared up right away and stayed that way for a week but now (one week later) is an emerald green. It has been getting worse rather than better for about a week.
I don't have the recommended test kit yet. Will buy one very soon. In the interim, I had my water tested yesterday. CYA 125 FC 8.1 PH and TA is slightly high too. I don't remember the numbers. I emptied 2.5' of water and refilled overnight. Today, test strip would indicate that my CYA is around 100 (don't know specifically until to tomorrow.) FC appears to be through the roof as does PH and TA. It looks worse now than this morning.
I will have it tested again tomorrow for specific numbers. When I woke up this morning, there was small pockets of algae(?) on the bottom. I am so tired of this. Any suggestions on what I should do in the interim?