I was out of town for about ten days for work and while my wife tried her best to keep the pool stable, she did not quite manage
When I came back it was quite green so yesterday I used one of the bags of shock she had bought (yes she even bought stuff from Leslies!) and then used three more over the course of the day... I know this is alot of cholorine, I really just wanted the algae dead.
The pool is no longer green, but it is really cloudy to the point where I cannot even see the second step (about a foot down). I just did a test with the TF-100 and got the following results:
TA - 110
CYA - 50
Ph - ~8 --- I immediately added muriatic acid to bring it down
Cholorine - did not test since I know it will be off the charts
Salt - SWG says 3400
So what should I do to get the pool nice and clean like it was before? We are having a big party this Saturday and it has to be back to perfect for that, but I know that 5 days is a long time to get it back to shape, especially since the algae appears gone.
EDIT: Added that I put in muratic acid after seeing the high PH