Hi everyone. I've just bought a house with an in-ground pool that I am trying to get up and running, but I am having some trouble. I would really appreciate help.
The pool is an in-ground fiberglass pool that holds 33,000 gallons. When we got the house the water was completely cloudy, you couldn't see a foot down. The pH and alkaline solids levels were good, but the chlorine and cyanuric acid were at 0. I am in sunny Colorado and don't have a swimming pool cover yet (it is on its way).
I have been adding chlorine every other day, and cleaning the pool, but it is still a bit cloudy, and the chlorine level is registering somewhere between .5 and 1. Yesterday evening I added 4 lbs of chlorine. This morning the chlorine level was > 5, and by the afternoon, it was down between .5 and 1.
I have not added cyanuric acid yet, as I am waiting for my chlorine level to be correct before I do. Is that right, or should I go ahead and add it?
I'm not sure what to do. How do I get my pool crystal clear, properly chlorinated, and ready to swim in? Please help! The weather is hot and I can't wait to jump into that pool!
Thanks so much in advance.