Hello everyone. We just moved to SC from MD and have never owned a below ground pool. The pool was not running for over 8 months before we moved in and had a small tear in the cover. So, it looked like nasty muddy swamp water when we uncovered it. We have the chemicals at a perfect level, but it is taking a while for the cloudiness to go away. But, our main problem is vacuuming it. So, I am sure I will be spending quite some time on those types of threads.