I'm entirely new to pools. Just bought a 22' above ground Intex. After adding baking soda, calcium, some sort of conditioner, and shocking as advised by local pool store my pool became cloudy, and has been since the weekend. I don't know at which particular step the water it became this way. Anyway, my pump has been running constantly and I clean the filter everyday. I also have good airflow. Just yesterday I added a clarifier as directed by local pool store. This morning...no change whatsoever. I have become aware, after googling, that the problem may be with the pump itself. However, Intex has no upgrade of a filter pump. I was thinking about going with sandfilter pump. Do you think that might be stronger?
I would greatly appreciate any advice you have. I can't see the bottom but my local pool store says the water itself is fine so I guess it's okay to jump in.