I am a new member & boy am I glad I found you all!!! We have had our pool for 21 years and I am just now beginning to really learn how to easily care for our pool!! In the past, we just checked salt, ph & chlorine with "dip strips"( should be "dip sh***" lol).
Our pool was a green SWAMP for the first time in YEARS.
We (as advised by pool store) added baking soda & got ph & TA within range began shocking with ditrichlor. We have put a total of 98 lbs in the pool over the past 2 weeks. I have also used a total of (12) 3in trichlor pucks as my SWG cell died & I am waiting for the replacement to be shipped. Pool store advised flocculent, then clarifier I did this as well as daily brushings & almost daily back washings... then I found this site
My pool is now blue, but cloudy. I can make out the liner pattern in the shallow end, but not the deep. Clearing seems "stuck" My new Taylor 2600 kit is on its way, so I'm having to rely on pool store results for the next few days. These are the results from this afternoon:
salt 2600(not worried @ this time as SWG not in use)
TC/FC 20+( they couldn't measure any higher-go figure !!said both were equal)
TA 125 (high?)
I was told my cya was fine, which I know it's not!! She was very concerned about my high chlorine level
which I now know probably never got up to shock level. Needless to say my water is not clear.
Sorry to ramble on, but I wanted to give as much info as possible.
I now need to drain some of my water to decrease the cya level. How much(in) should I drain?? Pool is 22x42 with 3 ft shallow end & 8 ft deep end. I was" guesstimating" about 18in-does that sound right??
Any input would be GREATLY appreciated!!