Hello to all of you here..I am comming here with confidence in your success of pool probs.
I purchased an ABG Intex 18x48 pool about one week ago.
The day we set the pool up and filled it, it was very windy and hot. The water was crystal clear,but the next day it was a little hazy like ,and then the third day after filling ,I could not see the bottom of the pool or the third step.
I had not purchased any chemicals at all and all i had on hand was a gallon of bleach(Clorox regular). I poured the whole gallon in and went to wal mart to buy some pool stuff.
I bought an HTH three way test kit and found my water was very red ,very high of pH 8.2, the Cl and Br are nothing in color or 0.
I went back to wally world and bought pHdown and 3pkgs of super sock it shock for vinyl pools.
I added the shock, one pkg in the morning and one pkg in the eve,and one this morning.I tested my water about 20min.ago and the reading was a little changed.My CL Br is .5 or the lowest on the level reader and my pH is still high 7.8
I added 2 cups of pH down during the course of shock treats.
My water is still hazy and not much change.
What can I do to get it clear again?Should I add more bleach?I really do not want to spend a fortune at the pool place.
Also ,we live in the country and have farm animals close by ,has this ever been a prob. with any pool waters before?
Any and all suggestions are much appreciated.
TIA,Thanks In Advance