I have a 4,800 gallon above ground pool (53" x 9' x 18'). Right now I only have the simple test kit. I ordered the more elaborate kit and I'm hoping the six-part test will be here by Thursday (two days from now). Anyway, the chlorine (about 4) and ph (7.6) look fine. But the water is still very cloudy. I can't see beyond about 1.5 feet into the depth of the pool.
The filter is just from last year, is a 1 hp and sand filter. It's pulling in plenty of water and has good strength.
I had the water tested a few days ago at Leslie's pool and they showed
CYA - 40
TA - 110
TAC - 5
FAC - 5
I'd just "SLAMMED" the pool because when the whole process started the pool was pretty green. So, the chlorine was high at the time. But now it is totally within range. That CH seems high to me. Should I add water to dilute?
I have some chemical that says "Conditioner." When I look at the details it says 35% monosodium cyanurnate monochrydate. Am I supposed to use something else. Is that 40 CYA reading within reason or do I need to add?
I have an auto pool vacuum that's been spinning around the bottom doing its thing a couple hours every day. But without being able to see more than a few feet deep, it's hard to say what it looks like at the bottom.
This is my second year with the pool but last year it was only up for a few months and I never had any problems with clarity or color. I let it just sit over winter with a pool cover on. It was pretty green and had some bug babies in it that grossed me out a bit. Took in a sample to Leslie's and they said it didn't have any algae or anything and suggested I just fill it up with water and bring it in again to retest. All I've put in since then is a little bit of conditioner, muriatic acid, and bleach.
I could wait until Thursday when I hope to get the bigger kit. But if anyone has advice about what to do before that, I'd appreciate it.