Hi, I'm new and trying to learn. I have a large elm tree which drops all of it's leaves in my pool. Now I'm trying to clear it. Normally I clean all of the leaves out, brush, vacuum, and use clarifier and it clears up, but I've never let it get this bad before.
So now it's clean and free of debris, but the water is cloudy. I can see the main drain @ 8 ft, but barely. So here's what I've been trying to do:
1. It wasn't holding chlorine, so I used the pool calculator and added about 1400 ounces of 6% bleach to superchlorinate up to 20 ppm. My test kit is the Leslie's Total Poolcare DPD Test Kit, but it only measures FC up to 5 ppm. The color is a way deeper magenta than the 5, and it held overnight, so I assume my superchlorination is in progress.
2. I added acid to drop the ph to 6.8 to 7.0, and then began to aerate using my jacuzzi jets and my spillover. The ph today is 7.3. Should I add more acid now, or wait until the ph gets up to 7.6? And can I add acid while I'm superchlorinating?
3. Should I continue to work on bringing my CYA up to 70?