Hi, everyone. I've been lurking for a few weeks trying to see if I can manage this. I am not new to the pool experience, my parents have had one since I was 5 (years and years and years ago) father made me help with it. We have had our current home 5 years the pool is probably 20 years old. Ofcourse that is not to say that I am an expert either as you can tell, just that I have been around them forever. We have a 20 x 40 inground pool. Depth is 9 foot at the deepest part. WE have a hayward sand filter on it as to the size I truly do not know (pool companies around here are of no help with that part). I have attached a picture my pool has looked like this most of the summer at it's best it has been a light green.
Quite honestly I have wasted hundreds of dollars on a pool that we have only gotten to swim in 2 times this summer so far...I am hoping to turn that around for the next month. Okay here are my stats 0 on FC (despite the tons of shock and clorine I have wasted in it PH is way high 8.4 TA is 120. CYA was unable to test accurately. AS you can tell from picture pool looks yuck yuck yuck. I am hoping to try the BBB method and hoping to have some sort of success. I am tired of brushing a pool I cannot use or even tell where I am brushing. I am wondering if it is worth even dumping in the 5 bottles of 6% bleach that I bought from walmart today, (they are the biggest ones you can get and if I did my calculations right I believe that was the amoung I needed)? Or do I need to get my ph down and how can I do this without using more chemicals????
Sorry for all the ranting we are just a little frustrated right now. Any and all help would be appreciated it seems like I am on new territory as I have never had this problem before. Normally I just throw in some Baking soda and chlorine tabs during the summer, shock it after a heavy rain, vacum 1 x weekly and brush daily unless there is a storm(those don't happen often).
Again thank you.