Someone please help! My pool went from cloudy water to green dirty algae water this week and I am not sure what we are doing wrong that our water does not stay crystal clear. This is our first year setting up a pool and it has been very overwhelming! I do not think I should be having to put this much stress or work into it or am I wrong? Our pool is a 18 foot by 4 feet deep Intex pool just to give you an idea what we're working with. I came to this site for help because it seems like the school of pools or pools for dummies (as I'd like to call myself this year lol) since I still can't figure anything out. I tried to use the pool calculator to see how much of what is needed to be added to our pool but I can't seem to figure that out either. Either I am doing something wrong or I am just very overwhelmed with it all. Any help to get me on track or our pool crystal clear would be greatly appreciated!
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Test done using a hth multi-purpose 6 way test strip. Also we haven't added anything to the pool in a few days but usually when we maintain it the water stays cloudy and not crystal clear. It quickly turned green with algae in a few days but it is usually a hasel to maintain it. What am I doing wrong?