I have had a trouble free pool for 10+ years, yay. Now we've moved to a new house with a "soon to be" trouble free pool. I've just opened the pool, filled it with well water ( very soft ), shocked it with stabilized Chlorine shock, and I'm running the filter 24/7. It was very green, and now blue and cloudy, so I'm assuming that more filtering will take care of that. I've also got an aquabot running, which gets clogged every few hours, but I can now see the bottom of the pool.
I've got stablized pucks in the skimmer and floater. I've tested the FC and Combined Chlorine every day. The FC is always very low, but the CC, which shows up after a few minutes as a medium yellow on my test kit seems to be the 2-3ppm range. The pH is very low 6.8 ish, but the alkalinity tests at 130-140??? Not sure how to interpret these results. The CYA is non existant, so I added about 1/2 the reccommended amount for my volume of water. I've got one of the return jets pointed upwards, the one by the steps in hopes this will raise the pH.
Any other suggestions? I'm confident I can clear the water, but I want the system stablized. It's a vinyl pool with a sand filter, drawing water through the skimmer and bottom drain, returning through 3 jets.