So we are a second year pool owner after installing the SWG pool last year. We defiantly had a honeymoon phase last year with zero issues all last year and crystal clear water! Unlike a lot of users on here we have a very good local pool store who explains things and agrees with things posted in this forum. They do, for obvious reason, sell bioguard products which isn't cheap but had a healthy clean pool all year.
Fast forward to this year. Opened pool in April and got up and running very quickly and got the same crystal clear water from last year till now. 2 weeks ago with all the pollen falling in Massachusetts the pool started getting cloudy and got worse quickly. Was at that time using test strips and bringing pool water samples to pool store.
The issue was not resolved after a week and about $700 worth of bioguard products (mostly diclor and Lithium Hypo). Being frustrated i took to the internet and found this site. i have since studied and read (and read) Pool School and many many forum posts for more hours than i want to admit.
Since then i have taken control got a a Taylor k-2006 test kit and using bleach, aeration, and muratic acid to solve some of my problems. Although not perfect i got the PH, FC, TA, and CYA under control (i think) after a week. i'm 3 days into the SLAM process and have passed the 2 (OLCT and CC) of the 3 requirements. Still haven't passed the cloudy water part. Although i can see the drains on bottom of the pool its still very hazy. Frustrated as i have passed 2 of 3 SLAM criteria and stats look alright but the water is not where it should be visually.
Any Suggestions??? i just added bioguard polysheen blue based on reading how it helped people who i believe are in a similar situation as me. Getting desperate!
FC 33 (Last test in SLAM process)
Inground 31K, SWG, Vinyl, Sand Filter