I could not be more frustrated. I have read a few of the email chains and I am having the same issue that I had 2 years ago -- my pool water is very cloudy, I can see some algae in the corners, and I cannot get a FC reading. We went to the pool store and they said we have phosphates (reading of 1200) and that we need to buy a phosphate remover. well after $600 dollars of phosphate remover 2 years ago, nothing helped, so I slammed the pool based on the recommendation form this site and finally got the pool in working condition. I am trying to do the same now, but having trouble getting a FC reading -- can you help me determine how much bleach I should put in initially and then how I should look athe reading to determine the rest. Here are the latest readings:
Total Alkalinity: 140
Calcium Hardness: 300
Thanks you for any help that you can give.
I should mention that the pool is 18X36, about 25,000 gallons has a liner and we have a Hayward Sand filter.
Also, we have had this pool for 14 years and NEVER an issue until 2 years ago. UGH!!!
Signed, SO Frustarted!