First I just want to say thanks! We bought a house that had been abandoned for 4+ years then foreclosed on. The pool was a black leaf filled swamp. We listened to the pool store for 2+ months and spent over $700 and got nowhere! I started reading everything here and in less then a week I was able to see the bottom of the pool and I did it with the BBB method for a heck of a lot less!
We had a serious algae problem, which I believe we have gotten rid of. Did a free chlorine test and it held overnight. The pool was cloudy white after killing the algae. I waited a week with filtering and keeping the chlorine levels way up (test kit only goes to 5, have a better one on order) and didn't see any signs of it clearing up.
I'm very impatient so I flocked it, the flock I used (clean sweep) says it works with normal PH levels. The first time I put it in the PH was actually low (not even reading) and it worked just fine. I vacuumed till the water got too low to vacuum anymore (we have a VERY high water table here and Im afraid to bring the water down too low). Added water, brought the chlorine back through the roof and the PH to 7.6-7.8 let it filter for 2 days, kept the levels up. I flocked again, vacuumed again, ran out of water again etc.
Last night with the chlorine through the roof and the PH at 7.6 I added flock again, let it circulate for 2 hrs as directed then shut it down at about 10pm. The directions say to let it sit 12hrs or overnight, which has always worked. Its 1pm now, 13hrs later and there is no signs of it sinking.
I have read that low PH can cause it not to sink, but with this product that doesn't seem to be a problem and my PH was on the mark anyway. Is there some other reason it wouldn't sink?
I was debating on turning the filter on to take the chunks out, but I had overfilled the pool to prepare for 6 hours of vacuuming again, so the water is above the filter intake.
What should I do?
Ohh and I only have a 3 way test kit rite now. I only found the 6 way in strip form local which I read on here wasn't as good. I ordered a 6 way but don't have it yet. I guess I can go buy the strips in the meantime If needed though.
Currently I have-
CL- 5.0 BR- 11.0 PH- 7.2