Where am I on me free time lately? Here on TFP. Worst pool year since I have had this pool (2010).
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Ok, to start off I opened the pool and had filter issues, well fixed that. It took about a week and a half and my pool turned into a dark green swamp, couldn't see more than about a foot and a half down. as soon as I got the filter going I put in 4 lbs of in the swim shock from walmart about 30 mins later the pool was cloudy blue, Im thinking that did the trick after I get home from work I will balance the ph.
That night I come home to a very green pool again. The ph was lower than 6.8 & ta was 40 so I put in 12 lbs of baking soda and Shocked the pool to 55ppm with bleach, the highest I have ever taken it. So for the next week I vacuumed and vacuumed and still green. I came to the form and found out it the water turned clear and was still green it was probably metal stain, so I kept vacuuming and waiting.
Finally I could see the bottom drain but still the pool was green and the walls were a brownish yellow color. Waited about a week for the fc to come down to about 7ppm and did the vitamin c test. Yes, the stain lifted in that spot almost instantly. So, I went online and looked for asorbic acid, wow I was going to have to wait a while for this to get here. So I went to walmart and got 2 quarts of scale, metal & stain control and 1 quart of algaecide and put it in,
Now, 3 days later I would say the stain has lifted about 80 percent. water is a blue-green color.
here is my question what should I do next to get the rest of the stain to go away, I know I have gone about this backwards.
here is where I am today
ta- 30 to 40
1 quart of algaecide 3 days ago
Should I try bring up my TA now?
Should I do an AA treatment now?
Or, should I just wait and see if the Scale, Metal, & stain control will lift the rest of the stain in the next few days on its own?
How long can I let the fc stay at 0 before I have to star this process all over again?
tried to post pic but I cant figure out how to get the size small enough?