Opened my pool well over a month ago and I've been battling it since. To make a long story short, I stumbled on this site a few weeks ago and have been trying to use this system since, while waiting for chemical shipments, etc. When I opened the pool, it was INCREDIBLY green and I KNEW it was gonna be a beast to get under control. That was an understatement. As a history, tested the water and I was at 0 FC and CC, and 0 CYA. I added 8lbs of CYA on Wednesday, 6/10, as well as 5 121oz 8.25% bleach. On Saturday, without any backwashes or water to waste, all (FC, CC, CYA) were 0 again. My full readings from Saturday are:
On a pool store's recommendation, I added another 8lb (more) CYA on Saturday, and then 12 128oz 10% pool shock. Now, my FC levels are STILL 0, while everything else has remained steady. Suggestions? I could add more liquid shock, but I don't really want to waste it.