Hello everyone! I hope I am in the right spot--this is my first post and I have a nasty green pool and I don't know what all I'm doing wrong. I started my pump a month ago--didn't cover pool so it was dark green with frogs. I have scooped it out repeatedly and bottom seems pretty clean. In past month, I've put over 40 lbs of powdered shock in it and 10 large containers of chlorine bleach, and just can't get FC up above 0.8. Had sand filter filled with new sand a few days ago, and I've run the pump continuously for 4 weeks. Just got myself a new test kit (the 2006 thingy, see signature), and as of today, my FC is 0.4 (even though I put 5 lbs of Calcium Hypochlorite, highest strength, in 2 days ago), TA is 100, Ph is 8.0, CH is 160, and CYA is 60. I don't know how to get CC??? Oh, and I had the water tested at a pool company last week and they told me I only needed 4 lbs of calcium hypochlorite to clear my water, but I bought 15 lbs and I hit it every other day to no avail. (They said my copper was high as well, just fyi).
I've yet to see the bottom of my pool, as its a cloudy light green --and as of today, I now have some frog eggs floating on top. I know I'm not getting enough chlorine, but good grief, where is it going??
Thanks, sorry it was long.