About a month ago, my pool started to look bad. Took water to the pool place, and was sent home with 50lbs of baking soda, a couple of other pH manipulators and 3 bags of the rapid dissolving granular chlorine. A week later, it looked worse. I went back and was given more of the same, plus something for metals and sparkle. At this point I've added about 20 bags of that chlorine within 2 weeks. And now, over $250 later, it's still green. Strangely, there is no algae on the sides? but the water is an emerald green; not clear, not terribly cloudy, but thick looking. So today, I went and had them test my water, just to see the levels. Yes, I know I need a good kit, but I don't have one and cant get one right now. SO, this is what i have:
sand filter (which seems fine) dont have the model # with me, but it's the biggest round one
it was installed almost 20 yrs ago
FC - 0
TA - 121
CH - 290
CYA - 75
Also, High Phosphorus (which would cost $100 for a fix)
So, from what I'm reading, the phosphorus stuff is hooey? and I should just slam it?? (which i cant properly do without a kit)
I've already put so much of that granular rapid dissolving stuff in it's ridiculous!
What's the deal? Can somebody help me?? Thanks ahead!