We had a new above ground pool installed in July. It was great for about 4 weeks. We were using the test strips from the pool installer and then from Walmart. When the water was not looking as clear, we took our water to the local pool store twice for help. Which now I realize was an error and I have learned a lot from this forum.
So now our water has been green, we bought the Taylor 2006 Test Kit. We did pool math yesterday and added muriatic acid and bleach and stabilizer, and our chlorine had reached 0. We vacuumed the pool, we added more bleach before bed according to pool math. Our CC was high last night and I did not understand the whole SLAMing process However I did understand we had to get our ph down before SLAMing.
We went out this am and we see some blue but still a lot of green.
Our first test results late yesterday afternoon(after getting the 2006 test kit) were:
Like I said we used the pool math and added chemicals:
a few hours later in the dark, we just checked the chlorine after determining it was difficult to see the colors with just the lights from the garage we didn't do any other tests.
Our test results this am are:
CYA 30 - really difficult to see the dot, but not 100% gone
Using Pool Math it talks about added borax and more stabilizer. We still have socks hanging in the pool with stabilizer and have read here that it can take up to a week to dissolve. But instead of Pool Math
I think we have to do the SLAMing process since the pool still has some green and the CC is not 0.5 or less, but looking at the chart Chlorine/CYA Chart I am confused of what to do now. Do we need need to get our FC to 12? And if so we just change the target FC to 12 in Pool Math?
I appreciate your help.