I am a new owner, bought the house with pool last Nov, knew nothing about pools and depend on the pool store for testing and advice, so far this didn't help much, pool went green on us twice. last week I found your site and started reading and educating our self, my wife was trying to fix the pool after last time when it went green, what ever she put in the pool got rid of the green color but left us with with thick material that we kept running the filter to clear, I kept cleaning the filter to help the process. now that white substance is gone but the water still cloudy and it could be turning green again. that is where I started visiting this site.
Here is what we are doing right now and please correct us or tell us if we are on the right track.
We are using Taylor test kit, I will be buying the TF-100 since it's recommended here, the PH for the past few days been high, we added muriatic acid to lower it, was like 8.0 and we think we drooped it to 7.2, we been adding 2 bottles of 8.25% bleach every night or early in the morning, we add the bleach 4 hours after adding the muriatic acid "I think we read it some where that we need to wait, is this true?"
Anyways the water after 2 days still cloudy, the green color is less for sure, it was not that green to start with, like was starting to turn green when we started this process, 2 days ago when we started the chlorine levels were 0.
are we on the right track? should we be doing something different?
Thank you for your help