This is my first post on TFP...FYI.
I bought my house a year ago in May...so this is my 2nd summer with this pool. The pool is cloudy. Has been, pretty much consistently, for two summers now. Just A LOT of particles floating in the water that the filter can't seem to pick up...instead it shoots it right back into the pool.
I know how to maintain proper chemical levels (Chlorine 1-4 ppm, PH 7.4-7.6; Alk 80-120; Hardness 200-400; Cy Acid 30-90) and am fairly successful at doing so.
I have replaced the sand (end of last summer); replaced the Key/Seal Assembly (last week); and run the pump way more than is necessary to achieve clear water.
But...my water never clears up.
The clearest my water ever gets is when I turn the filter off for 3-4 days...all the particles in the pool sink to the bottom...and then I vacuum everything to Waste. But...when I turn the filter back on...dirt, sand, and more come shooting into the pool. When I vacuum to Filter, junk just shoots right back into the pool. It's as if using the Filter is the worst thing I can do for the clarity of the pool.
I do backwash and rinse. I have tried clarifier. Nothing seems to work.
So yeah...I need help!