I had a pool pro do my pool for over 10 years. I have been doing it myself for 3. This past month, it's been cloudy and would not clear up even with shock. Can't see the drain. I bought this home in '91 at a forclosure auction. Great deal, but a lot of work. The pool was a swamp and all the pump equipment was gone. The house had been empty for 2 yrs, pool had water but no attention...literally it was a swamp. It was drained, cleaned and brought back to life. The pool guy finally concluded that the main drain was either completely blocked with sediment or cemented up, so my only circulation is through the side intake with the leaf basket. It's a challenging pool to say the least. I have several issues right now and want to do them in the correct order so I don't waste money on duplicating chemicals, etc. I took a water sample to LP Supply and these were their results: (they told me to shock & sold me a $30 bottle of Clear & Perfect...no worky)
I know everybody is freaking out about now. After reading other forums and Pool School, I know I need to SLAM. I know I also need to partially drain because my CH & CYA are soooo high. Here's my delima, I live in S-Central Texas, we have been in a severe drought for several years now. Some cities and counties are already on stage 3 water restrictions. My particular area is on stage 2 and knocking on stage 3. I live in an area where everyone has their own water well. Folks are running out of water and having to redrill deeper to find water. Drillers are a month out. It's pretty scary. The water is very hard here with traces of iron. Paritally draining my pool is not an option at this time and I would like to get it as clear as I can without this step. Will adding water softener salt help with the performance of the SLAM?
I purchased the T-100 test kit as recommended and did my own testing. Here are my results.
CH- 1200 (not sure if I did this right, used the speedstir the whole test, is that correct?)
What are your thoughts??? Thank you in advance.