My husband was taking care of our pool but gave up. I don't know what happened, what he added etc. but we ended up with a cloudy pool. Two weeks ago we went to pool store and got water tested. Just for ha-ha's I had him take water to another store. He got different answers. Took it to a 3rd store and got different answers.
Up to this point he has just done whatever the pool store store tool him to do. The last thing I know he put in there was phosphate remover after he put in some mineral stuff with phosphonic acid in it. Then we put Purifiber in to help remove stuff. And clarifier. And calcium hypo shock and Salinity shock.
Pool has been cloudy ever since. I told him if it wasn't clear by yesterday I would post a message asking for help. (I was reading Pool Forum for the last week)
I haven't been able to buy a good test kit because he doesn't want to spend any more money on the pool, the one we have only tests the 4 basics, and Cl only up to 5. I will get a good test kit though, just don't have it right now.
Today it seemed a little clearer so I started with bleach and liquid chlorine. There were some pink stains on walls and floor but I gave the pool a good brushing and they came off.
Started with TC at 2.5
After shocking with liquid stuff
TC is 12
I know that's not high enough shock level, even for SWCG but my husband wouldn't let me put anymore in, he thinks it's bad, bleach is poison, etc.
Filter is off right now. It's been on 24/7 for a week.
It's dark now so when I turn the light on the pool has a green tinge, it was bluer during the day.
Right now I'm thinking wait until AM and test the chlorine, if there is none then shock it up to 21 and get a FAS DPD kit in the meantime.