just opened my pool. Water is swampy green. removed as many leaves from the bottom as possible. Chlorine test was clear, no yellow at all. PH was about 8.5 and Total Alkalinity was 50. I added 4 lbs of alkalinity increaser and the level went up to 80. PH went higher also. What should I do?


Concentrate on getting the pH balanced so that your chlorine is more effective. This will be important for clearing "the swamp". Once the pool has cleared up, then worry about the alkalinity/pH balance.

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