Hi all -
We opened our pool and it is green - it was more of a brownish green until I put the Polaris vacuum in and brushed and skimmed as much as I could. It looks much better in the picture - I think the reflection of the sky gives it the blue.
I did a mini test this morning and there was no chlorine and the PH was 7.6 I put 5 gallons of pool store liquid chlorine - I know I know - but I wanted to start the slam asap. I have 3 gallons of Clorox on hand and will pick up more tomorrow morning After 4 hours I tested again:
TA 40 CH 30
1 Is it possible to open a pool and not have it be green? We have lots of trees and a winter cover that an elephant can stand on. LOL
Is there something we can do in March/APril to prevent this? Or is it inevitable?
2. My gauge is headed toward the "clean me" range - does this mean it needs a backwash? I have never done this before- advise?
3. The water level is above the skimmer - this reduces the effectiveness of the skimmer - should I drain some tonite or tomorrow or just concentrate on SLAM and vacuum/brushing