After reading this site for the past few months and opening my own pool which is crystal clear and awesome thanks to the information here, my friends at work are now asking why their pools are cloudy, green, etc. I took a sample and here are the results from one of the pools using my TF-100 kit.
CH See below
The pool owner says he opened two weeks ago, put in 4 or 5 bags of shock and then dumped 2 or 3 gallons of algaecide in it. (I know....)
The water is very cloudy but he says it is clearing some now.
Clearly he needs to bring FC to shock level and bring the TA down to a reasonable level.
My questions are:
1) Why is CYA below 20 if he put in several bags of shock? I filled the test tube to the very top and it was still very clear to the dot.
2) On the CH test, I added the drops as per test instructions and it says to add the final drops until the water turns blue. Also says if there is copper to add 2 drops of R-0012 before R-0011L, etc. I did the test both ways and each time the sample turned blue immediately and would not change color. I added up to 50 drops of R-0012. What does this mean???