My pool was completely down for 6 months because the pump broke. We drained the pool half way 3 times & filled but still had a lot of debris. So we started with 4 bags of shock and filled up the chlorinated with 6-3" pucks . We vacuumed, swept the walls and netted all the debris we could see. Second day the water turned gray but was improving. We added one bag of Baking Soda and 4 boxes of Borax, per the pool calculator. My husband purchased a Taylor TK-2005 test kit. These are my current readings:
FC=>10(the test kit only goes to 10)
CYA= 60( tested yesterday and the day before with no change)
We have continued sweeping, vacuuming, & netting.
I added 6 gals. of liquid bleach yesterday and ran the pump 24 hrs. Pool is still cloudy. Am I going in the right direction with adding the bleach when my test doesn't go higher than 10. I definitely don't want to cause any more damage. Last year a $1500 pool repair ended up costing around $4,000 and so far this year we've had to replace both pumps, $600.
I've read tons & tons of forum discussions about similar situations but there is always some small differences. So I feel like I'm going in the right direction but need some assurance.I just want the beautiful pool I had in the beginning. My pool is 10 years old. Any help would be greatly appreciated.