Hi Everyone, I'm new here and I'm trying to figure out the chemical balancing act.
We bought out house last year in July and it had a semi-above ground pool. Never had a pool before. Approx. 16x24x5. I was able to maintain it for the rest of the summer and tried to winterize it the best I could. Now here we are in the spring of 2015.
I had a co-worker suggest pumping the cover water back into into the pool to save water (it actually was very clear water after the winter and I'm kind of regretting introducing all of that organic matter to it) . Now I'm dealing with "diarrhea" brown water. I used this kit http://www.pioneerfamilypools.ca/pro...l-opening-kit/ and it has gone from brown swampy to blue turquoise. Filter has been cleaned and is running 24/7 now
Today, I added about 3 bottles of regular bleach and its now a much more blue turquoise but still quite cloudy. I don't have a good test kit yet and I'm using HTH 6 way test strips. FC is high and PH is ideal (I added a box of Borax). Am I on the right track? I'll be ordering a proper test kit, but I'm concerned about adding too much bleach or maybe not even enough? Kind of flying blind, but overall, it is looking better. Water is very cloudy but seems to be clear. Would flocking help? It's still early for Ontario, Canada, and the water temp is about 60F, so I still have time to get things set up.
Thanks for the help!