this is my 1st year of opening my pool. took the cover off and WOW! clear water, just a few leaves at the bottom. very impressed! got my pump situted and ready to go, and as i was making sure all the parts were tight, the freak'n sand filter drain plug cracked! so over a 2 week wait period for the new part to come in my now full pool turned into kermits summer get away! had the water prefessionaly analyzed and is as follows:
FC: 3 (free chlorine)
TAC: 3 (total available chlorine)
Salt: 700(way low)
CH: 125 (calcium hardness)
TA: 70 (total alk)
phosphates: 500 '
250lbs of salt (was doopted into thinking that 50lb bag "was all i needed last year by the pool seller" psht!
21lbs of calcium chloride circulated retested and
added 5.1lb of sodium bicarb
along with adding a total of 2 gallons of bleach over the last 4 days
according to my testing the ph is high 8ish, chlorine greater than 5
day 3 i added green to clear and then added 72 oz of bleach at the time they suggested, i have had my pump going arouind the clock, and my lil pool bot has been running ruffly 6 hours a day to aide in the circulation of the water
*but my water still has a greenish tent and very cloudy
am i just inpatient or should i take a diff route!?!