We came back from our honeymoon in April to a green pool. We took sample to Leslies. Spent $$$ and it turned cloudy blue. Took 2 more samples and kept spending $$$. We finally replaced about 20% of the water and it cleared up for about 2 weeks. Then it rained last week and cloudy again.
TFP said buy a test kit. I did, wrong one as I rushed out before I really understood recommendations but it will do for now. (Leslie's DPD Complete)
2 days ago we tested everything.
I don't recall the other numbers but we input into the calculator and it told us what to add. We added 15 lbs stabilizer along with the required baking soda and chlorine. Yesterday we tested PH and FC again. PH was still 7.2 and FC was0.5.
Today we tested FC and PH. PH was 7.2 still but FC was about 0.
I found a thread about the shock process which made it even more clear than the article I read. It's taking a little time to understand how it's all related! I read that I need to test the FC about once and hour and keep it at shock level. Went to Costco!!
Before I began I tested CYA since it had only been 2 days I wasn't sure, but it tested at50. Sp according to chart shock level FC should be 20. We added enough bleach to get it to 20.
After an hour and a half we tested FC again and it's at 20!
Are we on the right track?????
PS: This is my very first post! I hope I did it right.