Bought one of those Intex (Walmart) pools: 18 x 48 round AG. Nothing was going well.
Used well water to fill pool. Turned brownish green after shocking after using test strip, failing, going to the pool guy, no copper or iron found, bought conditioners and calcium hardner and an algaecide.
No change in color. Ran filter for 5 days straight. Stopped everything for 3 days and found sediment at bottom, powdery, rusty brown in color.
Bought real test kit from this site. Did a lot of reading. Following are the #'s.
6100 gallon-AG vinyl pool-cartridge filter.
At 2:00 pm test:
Temp. 71-75 degrees
I shocked to 29 ppm FC according to Pool Calculator recommendations. Checked FC at 3:30 pm and it was 31 ppm. Checked FC at 8:45 pm and I got 33ppm. Tomorrow morning I will check for a drop in FC ppm and CC for algae.
Problem-water color hasn't changed much. Any advice for tomorrow morning if I follow pool calculator instruction and advice and water is still the same?
Thanks for all your help.