Hi, I need help badly for my pool. I have a 17X32 inground pool with nature 2 system. I opened it up 2 weeks ago to find a seriously green pool.
I started with shock clarifier and algecide. I tried to vacuum what I could, but it was to green to see anything. After days of chemicals and testing with testing strips (all chemicals were out of wack) it became a lighter green. took a water sample to pool store.
the readings were as follows: free chlorine 10.0-tc 10.0- cc 0.0- ta 72- ph 7.5- calcium 170- cya 15- copper .5- iron 0. They told me to brush pool with socks and algaecide, then add 4lbs. of shock, then add 2 lbs of yellow rid. It will turn water cloudy white then just vacuum and then adjust chemicals and should be crystal clear. I did what they said and it was still green after 2 days. I took another sample back to be tested and the guy said copper was high and stabilizer was high. All he could tell me was drain pool 4 inches and add new water to dilute the stabilzer. Beyond that he couldnt tell me what to do.He didnt even give me the read out this time.
So I came home and shocked the pool again added algicide and clarifier and vacuumed and vacuumed and vacuumed. It is now a very pretty teal color. I can see on the low end sheets of algae i Pickup but I still cant really see the floor of the deep end. I vacuum about 3 times a day for the past 8 days. I dont know what else to do. Does anyone have any ideas to help me out?
By the way every time I add anything there are little white foam bubbles and a oil looking film on top of the water. Does anyone know why I have that? I have had the pool 5 years and never had a problem until now and I am lost and at my wits end.