Pool Balancing help!

psu527

Member
Sep 11, 2017
9
Stevensville, MD
Hi! So we just opened our pool 24 hours ago and despite winterizing, the pool was dark green. I started balancing chemicals and today I am getting

pH 7.2
FC 5.6
CC 0.4
TA 70

Just added pH up. Water is cloudy, but blue with a hint of green. Shocked earlier this morning when pH was 7.4.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Thanks!!!
Lyndsey

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thefloatqueen

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Dec 24, 2018
962
Columbus, Ohio
Pool Size
7500
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Liquid Chlorine
What did you use to “shock” the pool and which test kit are you using to test your water? Test strips and pool store water analysis are not reliable at all.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
37,265
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
You need to follow the SLAM Process. To do that, you need a proper test kit. How are you testing your pool water chemistry? Please fill out your signature.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
37,265
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Lower your pH to 7.2 and then start the SLAM Process by raising and maintaining your FC at SLAM level based on your CYA using the FC/CYA Chart
 
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