This is my first year being responsible for the inground pool. 18 x 36 rectangle, approx 25,000 gallons, shallow and deep end. I have used the pool and helped in the past, but never had to maintain it myself. Today I am reading about FTP & BBB in searching for answers.
After uncovering it just two weeks ago, I am still looking at a green pool that is VERY cloudy. I cannot even see the liner in my shallow end. The color has improved from very dark to a lighter, but it's consistently staying the same now. I have been to the local pool shop 2x this week to get water tests. I will enter the results below. Thus far, I have used a dozen bags of shock and have been adding alkalinity increaser.
I have about 8 lbs of alkalinity increaser left that I could use. Today I picked up 6 gallons of bleach that are 5.25%.
My numbers today:
Total Chlorine is 1.2 / Min 1.0, Max 3.0
Free Chlorine is 0 / Min 1.0, Max 3.0
pH is 7.5 / Min 7.2, Max 7.6
Total alkalinity is 80 / Min 80, Max 150
Calcium Hardness is 150 / Min is 150, Max is 400
Stabilizer is 0 / Min is 30, Max is 100
Shock treatment is 1.2
If anyone has recommendations for me, please let me know. I have seen the pool green before, but never this cloudy.
I have scooped at the bottom and come up with very few leaves. But there is a fine, dust-like, brown organic matter that rises to the surface.
My filter cartridge is new, purchased earlier this week. It was running well around 8 PSI. Today I noticed it at 25, so I hosed it. It went back down to 8, but within a few hours and has since gone back up to 22. I am fine to hose it again, but I'm not sure how else to treat this mess I've got going.
Thank you so much in advance.