I am new here and have done lots of reading and decided to join. I feel like all Pinch-a-Penny is doing is taking my money $100 at a time. AND MY POOL STILL IS NOT CLEAR!! I will attatch a photo of my pool currently today. They tested as follows: Chlorine: 0 , pH: 8.0 , TDS: 1400 , stabilizer: 100 , Calcium: 205 , Alk: 145 , Phos: 100 ... My pump has been running 24/7 for 2 months now. New sand last year btw. All I was told to add today was 2 jugs chlorine, and 1/2 gal of Acid. Which ive done.
Now I have a couple more questions.. I hear where everyone says to reach the shock level, but how much is that exactly?
And does me being on well water have any ill effect on my water color or clarity? The guy at the store told me to use it, and not the softened water bc of the calcium hardness. But wouldnt this add metals to the water? Im scared of this, bc when I first filled the pool I had to add some metal chemical to clear the yellowness. And I know I top off my pool every few days, as I live in FL and its 100* outside, so Im sure theres some excess iron in my pool I may need to get rid of.. but the guy just tells me filter filter filter.. well its not helping.
I also read that a skimmer sock can help, which I will pick up tomorrow.
I can not get that crystal clear water that everyone has, and they get me to spend $100s a week. So I want to ditch the pool companies and give this a shot. Thank you in advance to anyone who takes the time out to reply to me, I thought it would be as simple as going to the store, adding the chemicals they tell me to, and voila! but no.. lol