Good morning/afternoon all. Newly registered and trying to alleviate some of my frustrations haha.
Few items to mention before my question: I am ordering a TF-100 test kit today. I've been relying on the my test trips and copper test kit and local pool store testing. I have a Simple Salt System, a copper ionizer for prevention.
I used my strips and my PH was above the ideal range...8.0 range or higher. Do i need to add the acid to reduce this before adding more shock?
I've added about a half a jug of muriatic acid a couple days ago and the range was still high. (though not sure how accurate the strips are though.
I've probably used about 14 bags (lbs) of shock the past few days. pool still green as grass. very frustrating and expensive. its calcium hypochlorite 47.6%, Sodium tetraboarate pentahydrate 20.0% "other ingredients" 32.4% (simple salt shimmer). Also the first day I added 6 bags of shock around 11am (i'm sure the daylight killed that since it was hot and sunny) last night (about 7:30 pm) I added 8 more bags to "really" shock it and this morning I looked at the pool before leaving for work and it didnt look any different (7:30 am) pump runs 24/7. Added new sand to filter over the weekend. vacuumed a lot of the chunks on the bottom of the pool of algae to waste before changing sand. stirred up the bottom with the brush before adding the shock last night.