Hey all, I bought a home which has a pool about 4 weeks ago. I found out about this site last week and this is my first post here.
I have read the rules and poolschool etc, Created my signature which might need tuning
The pool turned green around 5/1/2015. It was fine before that. I did some google searches, found the 'green to oasis' article from this site but could not understand most it being a newbie.
So I went to the pool store, they asked me to get a sample and tested my water.
Test result from 5/4
CH - 210
TA - 90
pH - 8.0
Temp - 70
They sold me a bottle of 'Green to clean' and 3 rounds of 'Chlor Brite' . That is 2 pounds per round. After doing this the green pool began to turn blue and I was happy.
But it rained again next day and it started to turn green again. Store tested water and asked me to add 140 pounds of salt, which I did. This brought the salt up to 2500.
I have been running to the store, testing and adding stuff. They have asked me to 'backwash', but I am not sure how to do that.
Below is my test result from yesterday 5/16
CH - 200
TA - 120
pH - 8.0
Acid demand -2
Copper - 0
Phosphates - 1000
Store has recommended adding 24 Fl oz of Muriatic Acid. Then after 4 hours add 'chlor brite' 2 pounds. I have not done that yet.
I have been reading some posts here trying to learn. Please tell me what should be best course of action to get this pool back.
I think I need to clean the filter, because algae might be in there. can someone tell me how I should do that. Thanks