I have a 13000 gallon concrete pool, started at very green 9 days ago (Saturday before last). Added 1 bag of yellow treat first day then about 12 2.5 gallon jugs from pool store of liquid chlorine but on Thursday (after 5 days) the pool was only a somewhat lighter green/gray wth hardly any visibility. Pool store tested my water and said my chlorine level was off the charts (was turning their red dye clear from bleach) and I should add a small bag of sodium bromide for a 10,000 gallon pool and not add any more chlorine but wait a few days. I waited until Saturday and added another 2.5 gallon jug of chlorine... pool did not look any better. Sunday added 3 2.5 gallon jugs against pool store advice (they again told me I had a chlorine lock and not to add any more chlorine). Pool store tested my chemicals and sold me muratic acid and wanted me to add shock but I declined. They told me more liquid chlorine would not solve my problem. Yesterday my levels were -
Calcium hardness 200
I put in half gallon of muratic acid and added 3 more 2.5 gallon jugs of chlorine today. Pool still no visibility and green. I'm cleaning the filter very often and brushing pool. Should I just keep adding chlorine? My young children have been waiting every day to see a blue pool and it's just not turning around! Thanks so much for any help.