Hello. I am new to the forums but a long time reader of other people's problems to see how they could apply to me. Unfortunately, no amount of reading of other people's problems this year seems to be helping me, so I have registered in hopes someone can help me. I hope my signature has all the important things needed and that my test results show all the info needed.
(1) Opened pool and was green and pump was dead. Sat for one week before new pump was installed.
(2) Installed new pump, managed to get pool from green to blue (25 lbs of super soluble), but never clear.
(3) Recognized that DE was coming into pool and filter elements were shot. Got an entire new filter because old filter didn't sell replacement parts and didn't want to risk more problems.
(4) Finally able to get all my levels ok (see below), but pool is still cloudy blue. Can barely now see the bottom of the deepend, but not really. Can see the bottom of the shallow end, but water is not crystal clear.
-I've finally confirmed I've vacuumed all the DE out of the pool (hand vacuum no longer pulls anything up) and no more green algae.
-I was running the pump at max speed 24/7 for like 3 weeks and doing backwashes - concerned I may have made the dead algae too fine?
Saturday my TC was 4.3 and FC was 3.9, but back to Monday/Tuesday it's down to 0.2 and 0.1 again
-Out of line chlorinator is set to "max" opening.
-Pump is now running on "schedule" as opposed to 24/7.
-Pool water is still cloudy. Not white cloudy, just blue cloudy. I attached an image showing how you can't see the bottom of the deep end, but hard to really show depending on whether sun reflects or not.
Measurements as of 1pm on Tuesday as taken by the pool store. They told me to add 3 bags of "burnout 35" and 1 bag of "oxysheen":
Saturation Index: -0.5
Tot Chlorine: 0.2
Free chlorine: 0.1
Tot Alkalinity: 169
Adj Total Alk: 138
Tot Hardness: 56 (I know I need to bring this up, but i dont want to make the water cloudier at the moment, so I've held off)
Copper from products: yes
Thank you so much for your help, please also advise if there is a donation 'box' or some other means to support this wonderful forum.