Moved to a house with a pool last Sept. Became skeptical of pool store when they sold me chemicals for murky pool and got NOWHERE. Hired another pool company to help service murky pool. Partial drain, shock and phos lo took care of problem and they also closed pool. After reviewing this website, now realize pool probably not in good shape at pool closing.
Opened pool 5/14 weeks ago, rain and work, did not treat right away. Took sample to pool store that sells BioGuard products.
Total C 2
Total hardness 265
Green Algae yes
Sold ($177) 2 qt scale inhibitor, 12 1lb bags of burnout 35, 32oz Banish
Brushed pool x3. Backwashed filter x 2 but pressure gauge has never moved, tried to vacuum to waste but unable to see bottom of pool. I did initially overfill pool to top of skimmer prior to opening (person who opened pool did not mention this mistake)
1st day after above product noticed no change, ? filter working
2nd day no change, pool store closed for 2 day r/t holiday
3rd day n change, found this web site and started to learn concepts
Have added about 3 gallons 8-10% bleach x 4 nights
TF 100 test kit on way, should be here by Jun 3 at latest
Haven't added bleach in am r/t pool cover needing to be off (no fence at our house) and CYA 0 although I ? this..
Took sample to pool store tonight 5/28
Total C 5.8
Total hardness 235
Green Algae no
She ran a chlorine demand test and called later and told me the pool had was in high chlorine demand. I asked for a number or ratio (haven't read about this) and she said there wasn't one. When asked how much 10% chlorine I would need she said around 90-95 gallons. She would not recommend all liquid chlroine and would do a mixture etc....
Will have sand in filter changed tomorrow. Last done in 2009. Hopefully will check pump.
Do I need to keep auto pool cover open for 8 hours after slamming or adding bleach to pool?
Should I partial drain and refill, if so how much?
How much to maintain with bleach until I get my test kit?
I hate my pool....