Hey all! New to the forum but I am having issues with cloudy pool water. I had an algae bloom Tuesday this week which I vacuumed up and shocked the pool. After shocking the pool went cloudy and hasn't returned to clear yet. It isn't horrible and I can see the bottom and all around but it isn't clear. We added clarifier too and it didn't help.
I had the water testes at the pool store to see if it matches my tests and it did so I'm at a loss. The store recommended not adding anything and just keep letting the water filter.
The pool I have is a 22x52 Intex metal frame with the supplied filter. The water was crystal clear just before the algae bloom and I did cut the filter rum time to 6 hours just before the bloom to try and save electricity. Below are the water results.
Free chlorine 5.4
Total chlorine 5.4
Combined chlorine 0
I'm still going to swim since everything looks good but I want a crystal clear pool again.
The store suggested maybe when I shocked it I added too much chlorine. It stayed above 10ppm for a few days and is just now dropping. It hasn't been too sunny this past week but is supposed to be today and tomorrow.