My husband and I just finished the DIY installation of our pool (see signature. Literally turned on the pumps last Sunday night. So busy with pool construction that I didn't get "schooled" enough on chemistry. Because of rain and other delays, our pool turned green before we could get the pumps on. I put chlorine in the pool as soon as possible but I now know it wasn't enough. Long story, short, my pool is eating chlorine like crazy. It was clear for a few days but my PH was pretty low (6.0). Upon trying to raise my PH and keep chlorine in the pool, I now have a milky pool. I am working the PH issue now and hope to have it in range by tonight. I realize from LOTS of reading that I will need to SLAM my pool. I am off of work for 3 days so I hope that I can give it the attention we need. We have a very short time before the season is over and I really would like to enjoy my pool before I close it. I hope that I can report progress soon.
THis morning's test:
FC 10 (last night 12 and by noon today zippo)
PH 8 (oops - adding muratic acid slowly)
CYA - 20 (last night 20)
I have the Taylor K2006. I am still learning but I hope to figure this out soon. Wish me luck as my husband is not a believer and keeps telling me to buy pucks