We have a Wal-Mart pop-up pool, 18'x42" round. We used the start up kit and water was beautiful, didn't use the test strips tho, so I don't know the chem levels.
We had two days of rain on and off and pool turned green. Swept, vacummed, changed filter
and shocked. Green is gone, but water is cloudy.
I tested and PH was off the chart. Have been using PH minus, no improvement.
Last nite, after reading various posts I realized I needed at least a 5 test strip, not just the
3. Tested this morning, and everthing on the strip is showing max, except FC which is non
I put more PH- in but am thinking I'm going to have to drain to get the CYA lowered.
Is this right? Also what is steps for adjusting chems? You get the CYA down first, then PH, then FC or ?
Could the cloudy water be dead algae?
Also, since we live in North Central Arkansas, and have had more rain than we need this year,
am I going to be faced with green pool every time it rains? And if so, what do I need to do first?
What could have made my CYA go through the roof?
Thank you for your patience, understanding and help with all this.