My pump has been down all winter and I didn't know it was actually dead until end of March.. I got a new pump early April and have been trying to get all the gunk out of the bottom using a leaf rake and leaf gulper. I used gulper until net started coming up empty(meaning no leaves, but some algae) I took a sample of water to my local leslie's as I knew it was pretty bad as it had been sitting with no cover or anything all winter. I wanted to kill all algae and "clear" pool so I could clean/vacuum bottom better. Well, after they did a test, the guy suggested I put 3lbs of "super shock" powder into the water, brush sides and bottom and he told me to pour half a bottle of "leslie's algae preventer" after 4 hours.
I did exactly as he stated and about a hour after the procedure the water got really nasty on the surface(like foam on the top of a beer) It rained that night and all that foam cleared. Image
The next day I called leslies and told them I had came in the previous day and what was going on and if it was normal. This guy told me "no, its not normal, bring a sample of water and I'll test it" So I do and after test says I need to "shock pool to a breaking point" and tells me to add 8lbs super shock, brush and filter and water should clear. I did these things and water is still Not clear. So Saturday, I use the pool calculator and to get to "shock" level with my amount of CYA (50 at time) and it tells me I need to add 644oz of bleach in 121oz bottles. I actually added 7 jugs(847oz) as I wanted to make sure and kill everything in water. After two hours I went to test water and chlorine level was at 1.
After adding, I brushed pool as best I could and filter hasn't turned off. Now my levels are sort of getting out of balance and I don't know what to do. Please help!? I am ready to use the pool for target practice with hand grenades!
Tested the water about an hour ago and this is the results.
TH - 100
TC - 1
FC - 0
pH - 7.5
TA - 60
CYA - 40 (This is after I added 16 oz this morning about 9 am following pool calc)
Pool is 24' round - 13500 gallons
SWG for chlorine
Water is green now and and I can't see but maybe 5-6 inches deep into water.
Thanks for reading and with any advice/help you can give... I have spent probably close to $200 this last few weeks on chemicals and im getting pretty fed up with it.