We have lived with our pool for about a year now. Dumb mistake by me I guess the chlorine ran out. Not sure for how long maybe a few days. Now the water is cloudy with 0 free chlorine & we are having a pool party this afternoon!,
Is there anything I can do to help it clear up and still be safety swim in? I started adding shock (burnout) yesterday. This is what I've done since yesterday afternoon.
- added 3 cups shock
- added3 bio guard pucks
- 1 cup shock few hrs later - chlorine still at 0
- drained 10% of pool and refilled
- added another cup of shock
Just this morning it's still cloudy and 0 chlorine!!! Just added two more cups, I know your supposed to add all at once but I'm trying to slowly bring up to a safe swim level. Of course I should have shocked it yesterday but usually when I do shock it takes about 2 days till it's safe to swim. What should I do now?
Free Chlorine 0.5
Total chlorine 1
Alk between 120-180
Im using those darn test strips which are so hard to read.