Short version: SWG (Bioguard Mineral Springs), is no longer generating chlorine (I tried cleaning the cell and reinstalling, to no avail) and I need to know what to do until I can afford to purchase a replacement cell.
Long version: My husband always took care of the pool - but has had two strokes in past few years, and the whole pool thing has become my responsibility - have tried a few different 'pool people', but were incredibly costly, and their level of experience/expertise wasn't convincing. I've read 'pool school' several times, and still feel quite incompetent, as well the pool calculator - I don't have the numbers needed (only knew about the test strips till I found your site), but can take a water sample into a local pool store and then post the numbers. I do know that the FC is too low, the weather is hot, and my youngest children need the pool (both with special needs - it's great therapy for all of us). I need to know the 'quickest, albeit temporary fix' so the situation doesn't get out of hand- until I can replace the cell and find a way to maintain the pool.
water is currently clear, but not as sparkly as it use to be
Any help is GREATLY appreciate.
Above ground pool
approximately 22,000 gallons