I am a first-time pool owner and a little lost right now. I have been testing using the Taylor kit and maintaining the pool using the BBB method. My signature shows that I have am using a SWG; however, I have not added salt to the pool yet, so I have been adding bleach.
Here is what I know:
-I initially thought the brown stuff at the bottom of my vinyl pool was dirt. So I vacuumed it.
-Brown dirt stuff was back the next day in much lower quantity just in the corners of the pool
-The consistency of this dirt was not really granular like dirt but more "flow-ee". Not sure how else do describe it.
-About a month ago I started noticing white floating stuff on the pool surface. It is almost like skin. I thought it was coming off a neighbors tree.
-Thinking that I might have white water mold, I did a SLAM last week. The floaters did not go away.
-I purchased a sock filter for the skimmer basket two days ago. After running the pump for 12 hours I opened the skimmer to find the sock filters caked with a yellow spongy material.
See pics below.
Recent water testing was as follows:
FC: 4.5 ppm
CYA: 45 ppm
TA: 110 ppm
Is this mustard algae?