Above Ground 24' circle ~13,500 gallons
Using HTH 5 way test kit
CYA = <30 (filled the entire tube and can clearly see the black dot)
A few weeks ago, I replaced the vinyl liner and filled my pool with fresh water. I started using the HTH "Super Shock" 1lb bags as directed and put a floating chlorinator in the pool with 2-way tablets. Water was fine for about 2 weeks, then started to become cloudy. I was unable to maintain a chlorine reading day to day. Add the HTH Super shock in the evening and the next day it would have a reading of 0 again.
Last week we were out of town on vacation and came back to a pea soup green pool. I added ~ 5lbs of chlorine to the pool and overnight it turned to a milk bath pool. Brushed, vacuumed and added 1lb of chlorine every day since and the pool is turning green again.
So, I found this site yesterday and I am looking to use the BBB method. I just got the HTH 5 way and 15 gallons of 6% bleach. I am uncertain of what level (ppm) to keep my pool at to shock it with bleach. Also, by reading some other posts, I assume the CYA is WAY too low. What should I do to raise it?
This site is awesome and look forward to saving a lot of $$$ by following your suggestions of BBB!