We've had our 16x48 intex ultra frame pool for the last two years. We drain about half the water for the winter then refill in the spring. Last year when opening the pool I triple shocked it which got the water clear in a day or so. Then I vacuumed it and we were good to go. This year when I triple shocked it the water went from dark green to blue and very cloudy and has not cleared up. It's so cloudy you can't see more than a few inches into the water. I don't want to put the vacuum in it without seeing what I'm working with.
I did realize after the fact that this year I put HTH "ultimate" 7 in 1 shock in it. I thought that's what I used last year but it was actually the "ultra". Could this be why my water is still so murky?
I can't remember the exact values but when I checked the water the pH and alkalinity were both high and there was no free chlorine (even though the water smells strongly of chlorine). Everything else was in normal range. Is there anything I can do other than draining it and starting over? I feel lost!
16x48 intex ultra set AG pool with an intex sand filter in central KS.