So, I'm getting the water balanced but I have this other nagging problem that won't go away.
Our backyard is adjacent to a Nature Area. We get a LOT of debris in our pool from the trees and meadows behind us. Every time there's anything more than a slight breeze we get dust and leaves blown into the pool. Getting the leaves out is no problem. The dirt/dust is a different story.
So this fine dust/grit settles to the bottom of the pool and just will not go away. I can't vacumn it up because it's so fine. I'll get the pool clear finally by running the pump and sweep to keep the water stirred up when, wham, another dust storm and voila - bottom covered with dirt again.
It's not cheap to keep running the pump/sweep so much. Anyone have any suggestions on a better way to manage this problem?
I also now have several handsfuls of gravel at the bottom of my pool courtesy of a visiting child who I would love to dump in the pool to fish it all out . Apparently at least one of my own 13 yo children stood there and watched this younger child do it and didn't stop him right away! . So I guess I'm going to have to wait for the pool to warm up and then make my kids pick it all up.
In the meantime, it's a real pain to vacumn the bottom of the pool. Any suggestions on that little problem would also be welcome.