So I have been lucky up till now and I have had this pool for many years. But this year I can't seem to get the cloudiness out. It is not green but rather milky. It does not SEEM to be white mold because it doesn't have a papery look, mostly fairly fine like undissolved powder with some slightly larger "pieces" now and again. SO I am not sure if it is mold or not. Or whether my pool is not yet balanced.
Regardless it has not cleared in week. I have ordered a new Taylor kit to replace my old one that only measured chlorine and PH (both of which are balanced at this point yet the pool is still not clear) to be able to measure CYA and calcium levels as well (our well water is high in iron and calcium) and I have been using a stabilized Chlorine that contains CYA.
So I am thinking I may have over stabilized by shocking the pool with this product. I will know better the levels once my test kit arrives.
So my initial question is, if this is mold, how can I get rid of it? You can't scrub everything down in this pool as there are surfaces permanently hidden away. I have opened it to the sun all day since yesterday, and scrubbed off the slippery whitish looking stuff off all the surfaces I could. It actually looks a smidgen clearer today, but is still cloudy.
And my second question is, is it safe to swim (once everything is balanced) in the presence of this mold? (if it is mold)