Hi! New to the board and semi-new to pool ownership. We bought a house in late December that has an above ground pool. I am guessing it was not closed properly. I do know that it had a tarp over the top that had a hole in it.
When we lifted the tarp, it was swampy, but we could see the bottom. About two hours after exposure to light, no more bottom . I skimmed all of the surface debris off and we started treating the pool.
We started by using shock. It's had about 10-15 bags of shock put in it (the pool is approx. 12,000 gallons), several boxes of Borax to raise PH, some baking soda and just now my husband added some (only about a pound) of stabilizer. He also added an additional box of Borax about 45 minutes ago.
Our current numbers:
I'm surprised by the CYA #, since it's had shock (doesn't that raise that #?). We are 48 hours into the opening.
We had to add quite a bit of water to the pool (probably the top 18+ inches). We are running the filter (sand) 24 hours a day and backwashing about every 2-3 hours.
We've gone from a very swampy, dark green color to a cloudy, blue. Are we on the right track? Where to go from here? How do we clear up the cloudiness?