I think this site is tremendous. I have been battling my pool store for 2 months now to find out what is wrong with my pool. I hope I can find some help here for my specific problem.
Here is the background:
The pool has been relatively trouble free for years. We had company for almost two weeks and the 3 kids that visited were in the pool for at least 5 hours a day for 2 weeks straight. This is no where near the usual bather load since my wife and I only use it sparingly. After the company left we had trouble with green algae and maintaining chlorine levels. After many trips to the pool store and no improvement, they tested for phosphates and they were at 2400. They recommended a phosphate remover. We followed their instructions and the phosphates went down to virtually zero. We still had the same problem. After the filter was replaced, we had the water tested again. We added stabilizer then a week later there was no stabilizer(with very little recent rain). We added more stabilizer and that has seemed to be normal now. The pool is still cloudy and I have the chlorine production on 99%. If I turn off the filter overnight, it seems the chlorine level drops dramatically overnight. Throughout this whole experience, I have been aware that my SWG may be acting up. At one point I went to tablets, with very little change in my results. Chlorine is certainly being generated on some level because its in the pool but my recent test results show perfect chemistry and the pool is still cloudy and the chlorine fluctuates quite a bit and there is a smell of chlorine when you step near the pool. Any advice or help is appreciated. I have ordered the Taylor test kit and will give results when I can but any immediate advice is much appreciated. Thanks TFP!!!!