We were having vacuum problems and weren't able to vacuum or pool for several weeks. We thought there was simply dirt accumulating on the bottom. Well once the vacuum was fixed, I quickly realized this was algae not dirt! We are first year pool owners and thought we were doing a good job of keeping chlorine in the pool, but I hindsight says we weren't!
I of course was gullible and went to Leslie's and bought the yellow out. Vacuumed and broomed the pool, added the yellow out and then shocked as directed on Tuesday. Yesterday went back to Leslie's and they had me buy their chlor brite to clear the cloudiness. Wake up today - and nothing is better. It might even be worse.
Currently we just have the normal chlorine and PH testing kit. I know we need the one recommended on here, but won't get that for a few days. Today we have added a total of 12 gallons of clorox (6 morning, 6 afternoon) to our 40,000 gallon pool.
I know you guys need readings to make suggestions. But are we on the right path? Is there anything at a place like Leslie's I can buy to test the water in between us getting your testing kit??
We are having a family cook out on Sunday ------ is there any hope for a semi-clear pool??? PLEASE HELP!!!