First off, thanks for reading.
I am the proud owner of my first pool. We moved in about 2 months ago, since then the pool has been mostly ok, though never quite clear (a bit cloudy). 2 weeks ago we went on vacation (I loaded up on chlorine tablets beforehand...which I suspect was my mistake), and upon return the pool was a bit cloudier than it had been, I took sample to local pool place, was told to add muriatic acid and shock it, which I did. Now for the past 5 days my pool is green. I can see the bottom, but barely.
I found this site a few nights ago, did some reading and immediately ordered a test kit, it arrived today. Here's what i'm dealing with:
CC - 3
pH - 7.8
TA - 120
CH - 360
CYA - 100
Based on what i've read here, I think my CYA is way too high, and my CH is a little high, and that means I have to replace some of my water (about a third?)...I was hoping to avoid that as I hate wasting water, but if I have to, I will.
Before I do that, I just want to make sure I am not missing something, Thanks in advance for any help!
BTW, I already plan to stop using the tablets (at least not regularly) and switching to liquid chlorine, as I suspect those tablets (trichlor) are what raised the CYA level so high (I did have that little adjuster up pretty high on the feed tube while on vacation).