When opening the pool I had a huge mess. I even had a big bullfrog.
Since it was so nasty, I took a sample to the pool store before I touched it.
My CYA was at 0. They said there would be no CYA reading until after there was a chlorine reading. So I was told to start shocking it hard. I shocked for 2 weeks without any change. I went ahead and added CYA because the chlorine was disappearing as soon as it hit the water. A week later I finally get a chlorine reading and CYA registers. My current stats are...
16x32 vinyl pool. Appr. 25,000 gallons
Saturation Idx: .5
Total Chlorine: 3
Free Chlorine 4
PH 8 "always jumps up after adding bleach"?
Total Alkalinity 94
I have wasted so much money already trying to clear it up. I was told that maybe my sand filter was channeled. I replaced all sand. No broken laterals. PSI runs around 13. Can only see about a foot and a half into the water. Have added some DE to skimmer. Nothing seems to chage. Have had this pool for 3 years. First year ok, 2nd year- lots of trouble, this year is horrible...
Besides bleach, I have pucks in the water to keep a chlorine reading