Opened my pool, which looked like a swamp, for the first time 2 weekends ago and unfortunately went to Leslie's to get the water tested / advice / chemicals. I ended up doing 3lbs of Power Powder Plus every 12 hours for 36hrs (9lbs in all) followed by 1/2 a bottle of Pool First Aid. After which the pool looked better, but still green and cloudy. So, I ended up doing another complete round of 9lbs of shock. After which, I hopped online, found TFP and just received my TF-100 kit today. So, pool still green and cloudy...
Framingham, MA (waters about ~60 degrees)
FC - 42.5
TC - 1
PH - 8.2+
TA - 150
CH - 500
CYA - 20
SALT - Currently 2870. Jandy is saying I want 4,000, so after doing some reading it looks like I'd want to be 4,200 - 4,400.
Where should I start (CYA, Salt, Algae, TA...?)?
What order should I go in?
Can I just get the salt & CYA up then slam?
Wait for the FC to drop to get an accurate PH reading (possibly risk the algae getting worse?)?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.