Good evening all!
I have read through the info on this site as well as the pool forum site, but still need some reassurance. Took the cover off our pool to reveal a murky green mess. Could not see 2 feet into the pool. No FC, pH ok, many leaves, acorns, much pollen (stupid 50 year old oak tree ) and good old southern clay in the pool. The clay must have blown/washed in under the cover (that also fell in <sigh>) from where we installed a second fence around the pool to keep the kids/pets out.
Have been trying to get the pool in swimming condition for the past 3 weeks. Got pool-stored to the tune of $300+. Finally convinced hubby to give the BBB method a try (ok, so I had to yell at him on his cell phone to put down the $60 bucket of cal-hypo shock and just go get the bleach).
We were having a problem with chlorine demand (~55 lbs of cal-hypo in 3 days), which seems to be better since starting with the bleach yesterday. Our FC only dropped to 6ppm last night vs <1 ppm previously. I think we have a handle on that. Keeping the FC at 20 ppm with a CYA of 50 for at least another day or two to make sure the algae is absolutely gone. We are using a skimmer sock and have been augmenting the sand filter with DE; I have been brushing and vacuuming at least once a day and have kept the filter running 24/7 for the past 2 1/2 weeks (thank God for equal payment plans with the power company!).
Unfortunately, the pool is still so cloudy. I can barely see the vacuum in the bottom of the shallow end (<4 ft). The water is a milky greenish-blue color (I'd have to say still more green than blue). I'm getting desperate...the kids are out of school in 2 days and I absolutely have to get this pool in shape! Am I missing anything? Or should I pour some POPP over myself and chill?
Thanks for any help!