Hello & thank you for this great resource!!
I'm in Virginia Beach and have recently purchased a new home that has a pool and hot tub. I can't seem to get a handle on balancing the pool. (Hot tub is another thread for when I get the pool set- for now that is drained completely).
Today's numbers from pool store testing:
I can't seem to keep up the Chlorine level. We had a little bit of green algae 2 days ago so I had the system on super chlorinate for the day and even added 2 bags of shock the next day (yesterday). Also added 3 gallons of conditioner to bring up the CYA level last night. I left the pool store today with 3 different combinations of chemicals written down that I could try and I have no idea what to do. I've also spent over $500 in chemicals over the last 3 weeks!
Side note: I have 6 & 7 yr old children, 2 puppies, and it's summer vacation, so my time for researching is very limited! Just want to be able to enjoy the pool this summer and right now my wallet hurts every time I look at it!!
Is there something quick and easy I can do to get the pool set? Can bleach be added to salt pools? Will adding Borax into my equation help at all? Is there a good place to get chemicals besides the pool store (Leslie's)?
THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!