Just purchase a home with a pool and still learning how to maintain the pool. I have an inground pool with plaster a hayward superstar clear cartridge filter system with a sta-rite max-e-pro 2 hp pump. Not sure on the pool size. It is a kidney type pool and when I tried measuring it I got about 28' long x 18' wide on one side and 10' wide on the other. 8' deep and shallow side is about 4.5'. I am guesstimating that I have around 20-25 thousand gallons. I live in Modesto CA which is an area that can get pretty hot...were now in the 90's expecting a high of 106 all week.
I have been reading the pool school section for the past couple of days, but I need help NOW given that my pool is starting to get a greenish tint to it. The water is still clear and I can see all the way though the deep end...on the shallow end the water actually looks better with a clear blueish tint.
I have a cheap test kit that I purchased from Orchard supply (and by reading at the school...I will buy a better quality one).
The pool was perfect with clear water and blueish tint a couple of days ago. Not sure if this contributed to my issue, but I cleaned the cartridges on Sunday morning (water was still perfect) and Monday morning I noticed the greenish tint. On monday i did a test and readings showed almost no clorine. I added 2 more 3" tablets to the dispenser and dumped 3 gallons of liquid chorine. This morning I retested...chlorine was fine but ph was very high so I added muriatic acid and now that I re tested I have
Like I said I am still learning and I think the chlorine and ph are where they need to be, but my pool water still has a greenish tint. Im having family over this weekend...is it safe to swim in it...can I fix this before then?