Hello everyone! What a fount of information here- I really appreciate it. I opened the pool about two weeks ago and still have incredibly cloudy water. The water is blue- but very cloudy. I am used to some cloudiness while I adjust everything- but itís still so cloudy I cannot see to the bottom. I can barely see two feet in! I think from reading this post and my CC count- youíre going to tell me to SLAM it. So Iím starting that process (as you can see by my high FC) but I also noticed my CYA was at 0 so Iím in the process of adding that (via a sock in the strainer basket).
Starting 8-10 days ago all levels were balanced (I have a good at home test kit as recommended), although I have lost the sheet. My CC was consistently at .6 -.8 but I thought it was just weeding out any final algae. I had the kids swim in it for a couple of days, thinking the extra circulation would help- to no avail. Here are the numbers I do have:
FC 2, CC .6, 7.1 PH, 90 TA, 60 CH (pool is vinyl)
CYA <30 (the solution wasnít cloudy even a little)
So I added baking soda, shock, and dissolved some CYA plus filled some pantyhose with it and added it to the skimmer, following the directions it should bring it to 40.
12 FC, 1.5 CC, 7.4 PH, 130 TA
11 FC, 1 CC, 7.2 PH, 120 TA
9 FC, 1 CC, 7.2 PH, 150 TA
And today at noon I tested:
8.5 FC, 1 CC, 7.2 PH, 150 TA
From what I understand its too early to test my CYA level again as the reading wonít be accurate. Does it seem like Iím on the right track? Iím about to add 79 oz. of 8.24% bleach (pool math says that should get me back to 12FC) and will re-test tonight (and throw the auto vac in for a couple of hours + brush the sides). Am I missing anything that make you all think would explain the extreme cloudiness? Is SLAMing the right idea? Is 12 FC ok since the CYA is still dissolving or should I aim for 16 since I will eventually have a CYA of 40?
Thanks for your help!