Hello, I hired someone to open my pool this year because I was just too busy. I'm not sure what all was added during the initial shock. I can tell you it is sparkling clean! Unfortunately, the free chlorine is off the charts. In my test, it is turning a burnt orange color instead of yellow, so I can't even tell how high.
CYA is low - 20
TA - 40
PH - 6.8
Total chlorine is also off the charts.
We have an auto cover, and I have left covered on cloudy / rainy days. Kept it open and rad waterfalls on sunny days. I've also added a couple inches of water. Thoughts? It has been over a week, and I'm afraid to swim and turn on the heater with it so high....