Alright, well, this is an existing Intex above ground pool. Details in Sig.
We had the pool up and running last year. Over winter, we succumbed to laziness and in turn, the green monster of algae. I let it go until about 3 weeks ago, I started trying to clean up the swamp. I purchased the TF-100+XL test kit and started the "shock process". I had been at shock level using 10% bleach for 2 weeks, but my water never cleared. I know "most clarity issues are chemisty issues", but I really think our Intex "A" filter was just not able to do the job. I stopped adding bleach about a week ago (frustrated).
Yesterday I repaced the "A" cartridge filter with the Intex 2650 GPH sand filter (thread http://www.troublefreepool.com/intex...ch-t64676.html for setup issue).
I'm restarting again starting today.
Now, I want this thread to house my pool chemistry attempts and questions. Let's start out with our readings for today:
FC:0 drops; 0
CC:1 drop; .5
TA:21 drops; 210
CH:23 drops; 230
Salt (via Aquacheck strip): 7.0; 3770 ppm
So, I have a few questions. What to do first, the pH is a bit high, so should I balance that or should I deal with my already too high of salt level. I have not added any salt this season, so is the high salt level from all the 10% bleach I had been putting in over 2 weeks shocking? Do I need to drain off/replace some water to bring the salt level back down so I can shock again?
Where should I start here?