I am a new pool owner. Trying to do it right with the chemicals for my 12 x 30 intex. Things have been lovely till I thought it was mold. But, it's cloudy brownish with kindof dust balls that sit on the bottom of the pool like little islands and won't vacuum, just dissipates. 48 hours of balancing the chemicals and using yellow out it was lovely and clear, new filter, cleaned out the pump (Krystal Clear #603) and was set to go. Sat for 15 hours with no pump and looked even sparkler, then I Turned on pump came inside for a bit and there it was again!
Found out we've been running the pump with a closed not open valve and now I suspect I've killed the pump and it's making the water nasty. But I held a cup at the inlet and it was clear for 5 min. 4 hours today and 8 hours last week researching and now, I'm a crazy person. Why only when I run the pump does it appear!
I've searched threads but haven't found the puffy dirt or this is how to blow out your motor instructions. Since I have good flow and normal noise it doesn't seem likely to be motor related, but I can't graduate to a bigger pool until I master this one. It's my own personal video game where I'm stuck at beginner level and all the cool kids are on level 763!
Any pearls of wisdom appreciated. I'm using test strips, not the best but helps keep me in the right place, and according to aqua chem I'm in the OK zones! Everything says it's good, but visibly, the puffy brown is sitting on the bottom waiting to be stirred up and make it cloudy in there and gets worse when the pump is on.
i have my tin cup out and my "please help, God Bless"
card board sign for anyone who might take pity!