Had a family party then a few days later the wife and I went on vacation (8 days) to Jamaica. Had a couple of pucks in the pool to maintain, but clearly it wasn't enough. Came back to a swamp.
Got back on July 6th...been fighting with my pool since. bleached heavily, got it back to a cloudy blue (only able to see 6" down). Been dumping full bottles of concentrated cholorine two at a time. Last week I got fed up and put a bit of floc in. still fighting...
Just took readings and I'm at:
I think the floc lowered the PH levels, so I just added baking soda. I've been keeping TC in the 15-25 range, relative ly consistently. With the CYA of 60, my shock leves are around 24. I'm going to bring PH and FC up and try the OCLT.
I haven't been vacuuming as much as I should as when I vacuum it seems to keep grabbing the liner. Has anyone every experienced that? It grabs the liner and gets stuck. I have to either pull it off (which can be dificult) or shut off the pump then pull it off. Sometimes there's nothing there that I can tell, sometimes there's a small 'volcano' shape in the liner. I don't know whether it was there before.