Good Morning, New to this forum and after going to the pool store several times yesterday, to no avail, I figured I'd try to find someone that could save my sanity here, since the majority of posts are very knowledgeable!
Issue: water was Caribbean blue on Thursday(city tap fill complete), Friday it started to turn cloudy from addition of 15 lbs. of Calcium Hardener, Sat. it was a 30,000 gallon hazy army green after the addition of 3, 1 lb. of Potassium Monopersulfate(non-chlorine shock)
My Water Chemistry:
Thursday: Finished filling 30,000 gallon gunite pool with city tap water and during fill time added 2 quarts of mineral out to fill water since I know I have a metals problem with my city water(or at least that is what I have been told), it was a beautiful Caribbean blue on Thursday:
chlorine level=0 (city tap water)
Added 15 lbs. of Calcium Hardener in 3 lb. increments broadcast over deep end, cloudy blue water on Sat. morning:
Still no Chlorine addition since weather has been cool and rainy, today looks to be sunny and beautiful so decided to add sanitizer(non-chlorine)
Added 3 x 1 lbs. of Potassium monopersulfate(non-chlorine sanitizer)
Pool turned a hazy army green mess. pretty quickly
Back to the pool store for liquid readings:
alkalinity dropped to = 40(don't know how it dropped this much from the 110 above)
Calcium hardness= 90
Please let me know if the K monopersulfate oxidized something in my pool to turn it this awful green and what I should do to correct it? I have since added some more Iron away because I think it might still be a metal issue?
We have has no real pool use over the last three days, and it has been cool with some rain, and I have run my sand filter consistently, and have seen no rise in pressure gauge.
Thank You for any help! I tried to upload photos, since these pictures are worth a thousand words, but files were to big.