Hi I am new to this forum. I am having a problem and am tired of throwing away $$$ to the pool store.
My pool pump went out and it was 2 months before I could purchase another. My pool was thick with algae since I have it around many trees. I dipped leaves and then used gallons of bleach until it turned a milky green. I then added proteam shock and had to phosfloc. I let it settle and over the course of a week it became clearer letting it settle and vaccuming. It is now crystal clear but am told I am in a chlorine lock. I dont have an at home test kit other than test strips and will try to make a trip to walmart this afternoon.
My test results are from the pool store. ( I used this pool store because they are usually good as I dont have to dump many chemicals in my pool during the year. they are usually very conservative)
Total chlorine- 1.8
Free Chlorine- 0
calcium hardness- 275
Shock treatment- 1.8
I have added 8 bags of proteam quick shock yesterday. I was told to add 4 test 4hours later then add again if needed. I got 2 rounds finished and it was overnight. tested again this am and there is no chlorine...Oh and I did add severest algae treatment which is copper based algaecide.
Can I add just gallons of bleach instead of shocking?