Having a heck of a time getting our pool clear. We bought the home on 8/17 I never had a pool, my husband did when he was a kid but his Dad and older brothers took care of the chemical part.
We had the filter hose pop off of the pump the first week and lost a lot of water. Put more water in using the hose (made the big mistake of leaving the hose in the water overnight, not realizing that it will just syphon right back out once the water was shut off) We thought we had a leak and water is EXTREMELY expensive here so we did not refill again. We did not put any chemicals in the pool for at least 4 days, we wanted to find the leak that we thought we had. The old owner of the home came over and was trying to help us find the leak and then he asked about the hose... ta da we found the socalled leak! Anywho... now we can not for the life of us get it clear. I went to the pool store and they had me get low and slow to bring down the ph and burn out 73.
3.5 cups of low and slow for 6 days, 1st day 2 cups of algaecide and 3 bags of burn out and then 2 more bags the next day... got nice and clear. We then proceeded to vacuum all the sediment that settled on the bottom. After vacuuming, backwashing and rinsing, the filter blew in cloudy. So now we are cloudy and a tinge of green again!! Very frustrating
Need a recommendation for a testing kit and some advice to get this bad boy cleared up. Right now all we have is what the prior owner left us and they are those test strips, they don't seem to be very helpful.