While I am not new to this site, been previewing all post and reviewing the site for about a year now I am having difficulty transferring from pool chemicals to using the TFP suggested version. This summer I had my four grandkids at my house and two other guest using the pool for about 5 weeks. (Was using pool chemicals then.) After they all left, approximately 2 weeks later I developed problems with my pool water. It became a green/yellow murky mess. It was then that I decided to transfer over to the TFP version of maintaining my pool. At first I thought the filter was not working properly, so I changed the sand filter's sand. The filter system appears to be working properly. Typically it runs at about 18 PSI, and I have been backwashing and rinsing daily. I also have a pool vacuum robot that I have been running twice daily (2 - 4 hour cycles). On top of that I have been battling falling leaves which I skim out 4 times a day and empty both skimmer basket and filter basket once or twice daily. When I first changed over to the TFP version of maintaining. I had a CC reading of 3. My PH was 7.4. and the CA was coming in at around 24. Over a period of 2 weeks now I have put in 10 gallons of Clorox bleach, (1 per day, along with), (1-lb packets of pool shock chemicals daily) trying to get may water back to pristine clear. Today my CC reading is maxed out above reading so it comes in at above 10. PH is around 7.8) and my CA is 18. From backwashing the pool daily I have had to add water twice so new water has been introduced twice within the last two weeks. I also have brushed the entire surfaces and liner daily with the exception of 2 days out of about 14. My water is still green and not pristine in appearance. Realizing I am not about to swim any more due to pool water temperatures being below 70 degrees, so I am not missing swim times but it bothers me that I am unable to get the water back to pristine clear condition. While I have see some improvement's, slight changes; it still has been a battling problem. Yes I do have a Taylor test kit I am using, and it is not test strips or cheap type of test kit. My main concern is that 1 gal of Clorox is costing me 3.48 per gallon, and the 1 lb packs of shock treatments is 3.78 each, along with 99% Clorox 3 inch tablets in skim basket. I still have green water, compared to using the pool chemicals that was your typical mixture of chemicals, and using soda ash and liquid PH up and down chemicals when I did have pristine balanced water this past summer. I want and thoroughly appreciate the TFP method of maintaining and really want for it to be the way moving forward but having difficulty with the conversion. My pool was last pristine the end of July of 2015, it has been very troubling and a concern for me since then since I have been battling the green murkiness since Aug of 2015.
Any suggestions from the knowledgeable heads would be greatly appreciated.