Its been a while since I have been on here and the last was all about all my frozen, broken plumbing. That is all fixed, and pool is open and running. Have a new pump, Hayward 1.5 hp and all new plumbing. Added brand new liner last year.
However opened to dark green pool last Friday. Using Taylor test Kit 100 my CYA is now at 45-50, PH is at 7.6, TA is 50, FC is at 24 as I have been doing the slamming process for the last 6 days. I have scooped about 20 leaf nets of leaves from the pool and am now just getting a few leaves in the net when I drag the net around the bottom.
I have been keeping thee FC at no less than 20. I am using the Pool Math calculator and am now on my 22nd 181 oz bottle of bleach. Pool is still a fairly dark green. Cannot see the bottom. However I can barely make out the 4th step on the stairs.. In the beginning I could only see the 2nd step (barely). I am adding 2 cups of DE to my sand filter and backwashing when the pressure hits around 19 or 20, Normal is 14 lbs.
So...what else can I do? I cant get a new sand filter and really am wondering if there is something wrong with the filter or do I just need more POP? Today is the 6th day.
Also, the bleach has turned my vacuum, net pole from a bright blue to a very light blue where it goes in the water...is it doing that to my new liner also? Getting concerned and running low on POP...help please!!
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oh...I am not running the SWG and need to add 312 lbs of salt before I do..Can I add that now or do I wait until the pool is clear? Thanks again for listening and helping us all!