Hello everyone. After 3 months (long story) I am finally able to start maintaining my pool. I know there were days where the FC levels have either been 0 or very close to 0 as I have been testing with strips. So far, the pool has been pretty clear to a point where I can see the shallow end clearly and barely the deep end (8ft) floor. The only visual issue is a fine dirt like material on the pool floor. Please see the pics. This dirt like subatance doesnt feel slimy and it doesnt feel grainy as others have described. I reallt don't know what this stuff is. It does dissipate rather easily if I brush the general area or splash near the area. Ive tried vaccuming to waste only for this dirt to show up the next morning. Leslie's pool mentioned that I may have metals in the pool and tried to sell a metal out liquid even though my iron ppm is 0. Right now I don't have the tf100 or k2006 test kit and will be ordering tomorrow. My test according to aquacheck 7 test strip are the below. Do any of you all have an idea what I may be experiencing and how to fix?
Hardness 250 Tc 5 Fc 5 Ph 7.8 Ta 120 cya 70ish 20160810_140912.jpg20160810_093210.jpg20160805_082836.jpg20160804_141903.jpg