So I am just over this. I have kept my pool water blue even through winter because I don't close it. Pollen is horrible in GA and I have lots of treeI was too busy to care for my pool in June and it turned green. I have kept my pool water blue even through winter because I don't close it. Pollen is horrible in GA and I have lots of trees around my pool. I have tried everything others have shown on you tube. I have used my local pool store to advice me after they test my pool water threel times. Nothing has worked! This morning I dumped 4 gals of bleach with 8.75 sodium hypochlorite and the pH is STILL through the roof. Before this I dumped 4 lbs of dry acid before floc. Ph level dropped. I floc and ph went back up! The pool is not as green as it was but it's still murky. I have vacuum to waste twice.
My system seems to be working properly.
Yesterday, I made this into a science experiment for my home schooled grand daughter. The conclusion is 1/4 teaspoon of boric acid to 8 oz of pool water led to ideal ph. I know boric acid is not what's used for poold but it is sodium bisulfate. That translates to over 1400 gals of boric acid to my 16000 gals of water! So something is wrong with this. Any suggestions.