Hi all, been lurking in this forum for a couple years now. But now need some help. Not sure what to do.
Pool has been clear until last week and became very cloudy where you couldn't see the bottom. Took water sample to pool store and they said I had no chlorine and salt level was low. Left with pool shock. Water didn't clear up in a few days. Came back to this forum and started looking at Slamming info.
I've been using a LaMotte 2056 ColorQ Pro 7 Digital Pool Water Test Kit, but don't really know if test are accurate. They never match what the pool store says.
It does tests for FCL and TCL and my results both showed Hi, (so much for a digitial tester, I guess 9.99 is the highest it goes).
I've added 12 gallons of pool shock water never cleared up, tests still show Hi.
So I stopped and order the TFTest kit recommended hear. It arrived today. Here are the results and pool info
18K fiberglass pool with SWG
FCL = 13ppm
CCL = at 100 drops it still never changed back to clear (is this possible)
ph = 6.8
Ta = 110
CYA = 45
CH = I got 650, don't know if I did this right. The ColorQ tester shows 250
Also I did start adding some DE to my sand filter 3 days ago and the water is clearing up, I can see the bottom in the deep end now.
Not sure what to do with the CCL being so high. Do I start the SLAM process up again? What shock level do I need to get at?
I'd appreciate any help that I can get on this.