I have a 20' round vinyl above ground pool that I bought late last summer. I skimmed your forums and bought the test kit you recommended and made it through the end of summer finding out that I'm a water baby. I love, love, love swimming and I didn't even know it till then. I kept the pool pretty good over the winter but it was frozen a lot so could not do much. Spring at last! Then rains, flooding, more rains for the last 2 months here. Didn't do anything but add some Chlorine bleach a couple of times. Now rains have stopped at last and heat is setting in and I'm ready to swim but I have a slightly green mess. It received a lot of rain water and besides the green there are water bugs. I originally filled the pool from our water well which is extremely high calcium but managed it last year with muriatic acid, bleach and regular testing and sweeping sediment on the bottom. I got the test kit out today and started testing, beginning with calcium and it said 720 PPM. (if I did it right. Still trying to figure some of this out) and 0 Free Chlorine so I thought I'd stop right there, before I do anything else and see what to do before I do something to make it more difficult. I tried to buy water to fill the pool but it seems to be unavailable in my area (I'm rural) so filling from my water well is the only option. We do not have a softener. Am I a hopeless case? Should I drain and start over? Or will you have me happily splashing around soon??? I have read some other posts but didn't find any with water as hard as ours.
Dry docked and land locked