Hello, (Hope this is the right forum)
I opened my pool a couple weeks ago and everything looked great right off the bat. I put on my solar cover a couple of days ago and everything still looked great. Last night I was outside finishing up the deck and everything looked fine.....This afternoon I go outside and you can't see to the bottom of the pool at all even in the deepest area of 7 feet deep.
I have a 16 x 32 Doughboy pool that you sink in the ground. It is setup with a "Play pool" design with a deep middle with shallow ends on both sides and a ledge all the way around.
I went over to my automatic chlorinater and somehow it was turned off. Not sure if the kids were messing with it or what. I took my water into the pool store and they tested it. As I figured, no chlorine, PH level was almost nothing and the alkalinity level was sort of slow.
Anyways, she said to put the Vortex Liquid shock in and backwash to get the cloudiness to go away, wait 3 days and then add stabilizer through the skimmer.
My question is: Do I add the shock and then backwash right away? I don't think that makes sense, but maybe. Or do I add the shock, wait a few hours and then backwash? Also, how much should I backwash out?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!