Although this is my first time posting, I've been following this forum for weeks! Thanks for all the helpful information! I'm looking for customized help.
Bought a house in mid-April with a beautiful pool... then took the cover off. Haven't had a pool since I was a kid so we hired someone to open it for us. He dumped in a bunch of chemicals and the water was crystal clear. After researching your methods I decided to use your method vs. dumping tons of money into chemicals at the pool store. Somehow I turned my water green in the process (I'm assuming algae - I can see it on the bottom).
I have removed as much debris as possible (there was a TON at the beginning because the pool hadn't been opened for 2+ years) and have been partially draining the pool to get the CYA down.
I purchased a Taylor K2006 and have been calculating with the Pool Calculator as well.
Here are my numbers
TA Unknown (I can't get the test to turn red. After 20+ drops it only turns orangey yellow)
I know I need to keep SLAMMING as the water is still green and I haven't passed the OCLT. Can you please provide some advice/guidance? I'm trying not to get frustrated.