Good Morning All! New TFP Member here but have been reading your forums for years! Might I just add, god bless u all so much for what you do here! I have had my pool for 5 years and it would not be operational without you!!! This year my pool though seems to have a mind of its own so I really need some help!
A little back ground, for the first 3 years I had my pool, it was strictly regular chlorine based pool, then one of my friends talked me into a SWG. I purchased it and operated successfully at half the cost for 2 years but my family and I hate the SW. Its too warm and attracts the honey bees and we spend the day hot/muggy and swatting bees away! I never had that problem before so we decided this year to go back to basics and ditch the SWG but one week later I have a blue/green tinted pool and I am completely perplexed!
At opening I had very minimal and I mean very minimal green tinge to pool, little to no debri (not even a leaf) but some pollen stamens. I raised water level, scrubbed, vaccummed, shocked etc, tested and balanced with really only having to add mostly alkalinity and stabilizer to balance all out. When finished, I had a perfectly balanced clearest its ever been pool! Stabilizer, Alk, Ph, CH, all great!! I threw my 3" tabs in the skimmer and walked away excited for the summer! 3 Days later......blue/green water and I cant get rid of it! Everything is balanced except I can not get FC to budge. I thought it was algae coming back, Ive tried algacide 50%, Ive tried phosphate removers, sink flocculent, metal and stain etc. Nothing! I even wondered if my liner some how turned colors because the water is sparkling clear! I mean sparkling! I take water out of the pool in a clear jar and there is no tint and no visible particles! It's crystal clear! Im at a loss...I even lowered the water to see if the liner is discolored and its not. Any help you can advise would be absolutely appreciated. Thank you so much!!
*guilty as charged - this is with Lowes Smart Strips
but in fairness they have always worked for me til