We just bought our house with a pool that wasn't taken care of. I called a friend of a friend that installs DB and had him look at the tan stain that covers most of the pool. This is the 4th year on the finish, and he said it was installed well. However he had no idea what the stain was. of course he wanted me to drain and do an acid wash, but after reading on TFP how it diminishes the life of the plaster I decided not to. I did the AA treatment using citric acid and let it circulate for 2 days with minimal results. So then I brushed the pool and with every stroke there was a milky dust that came off the plaster. It didn't take too long for the entire pool to look like milk. I kept the balance as the AA post suggested for a week, and have now brought the PH back to 7.4 but haven't brought the chlorine up yet. (I will include the current test results at the end.) I used the pro team metal magic as suggested, and the polyquate 60. I went to the pool store to get some DE to see if it would help the filter get the finer particles, and of course I was told to try a flock treatment first. I let that sit since Thursday afternoon and nothing has changed. I was wondering if shocking and bringing the chlorine back to normal with the pool getting warmer would start correcting the problem or if I just need to drain the thing and start over. I'm at a loss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
CC-0 will be using trichlor tabs
Thanks for your help and suggestions
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