Hello, I'm truly desperate for help. My pool is a mess and I'm due for a ton of company for a graduation party this weekend! Would you please kindly help me?
A little background: So, we used food grade citric acid to clear some staining from the walls of our fiberglass pool and left our pump to run. I'd say that was a little over a week ago. Somehow, (we've had some other major problems around here) we completely forgot to add the Jack's Magic-the purple stuff. The water became fairly cloudy although the staining lifted.
Our chlorine eventually was at zero and despite several jugs of bleach over the past week we couldn't get it back up and to hold. Our PH went sky high a couple of days ago and CYA has remained low even with stabilizer in the skimmer. We also have recently lost a ton of water, then replaced some with hose water yesterday and then it rained and filled the pool back up last night. It is at a good water level now but our numbers are still off.
Yesterday: (just to show the difference from today)
CL- 0 (then slowly over the course of the day we added 5 jugs of bleach trying to bring our chlorine up)
CYA-40 (stabilizer still dissolving in the skimmer)
*****Then- since yesterdays test readings- we also added the hose water and then received a TON of rainwater last night)
TC-off the chart
So, what is my next move? Should I add the Jacks Purple Stuff today? I'm hoping that helps clear up the water but what will it do to my Ph, TA and CH? Will my high chlorine be a problem? I'm due for all this company and really could use some advice please. Thank you so much!