I can't seem to clear up my water. We got our 16x48 pool filled last Saturday (a week ago tomorrow) and we had about 6-8 inches left of dirty water from last year remaining in the bottom. It was clear as we put some chlorine and algaecide in it prior to the water truck coming, and he filled it with chlorinated drinking water. I didn't think this would be a big issue as I figured our pump and chemicals would clear it up in a few days. We have ran the pump almost 24/7 and cleaned the filter regularly since filling and the only time it was off was when we used a clarifier. We went out and bought a $200+ pool vacuum and all it seems to do is cloud up the water worse It's picking up sludge type stuff and some debris but we can't seem to get it all. I can't afford to drain the pool and refill and can't even top up with the hose if we drain some
My PH is all over the place, either too high or too low. I put shock in and within 12 hours it shows there is no chlorine in it when I test it.
Last night my husband bought 8 jugs of liquid shock. I put in two last night and 1 this morning and so far it's holding the chlorine well above (Ideal) on the tester so I'm going to dump in a jug every 12 hours in hopes it helps kill off anything left in the water. Sometimes we can slightly see bottom of the pool but it's still very cloudy. I don't know what else to do... the clarifier made the cloud worse too...
Anyone have any advice? I'm lost.