Our pool was here when we bought the house in December and it is a 32' round x 54'' deep. It was very neglected for at least two years, it looked like swamp water under the tarp which was not covering the pool totally.
We had a pool guy come out a week ago and we had to replace the skimmer and put new sand in the filter and then started with the chemicals, he put in 5lbs of ph plus and 5 lbs of alkalinity plus and three lbs of shock, we have been shocking the water every night.
Last Sunday we took a sample to a pool store and they saw the chunk of algae and told us to put in a bottle of copper algaecide, so we did, then I read your forum and maybe that wasn't the best thing to do?
We have continued scouping out thick algae and stuff everyday for a week now and today it is finally clear water and we can see the bottom.
This is what our test strip results are: (I am not sure why it says bromine)
Free chlorine 3
Total Alkilinity 40
That is all the results we get from our strips.
The water looks good but we are just not sure what to put in it or how much to get the safe readings we should have?
Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks