I hope someone out there can help with this problem. I am at my wits end already.
When we opened our pool, we discovered that the cover must have had holes in it. It was a nice pond mud color. There was some debris on the bottom (leaves and pine straw).
We have a 24' round above ground pool.
We did the usual shocking and filtering. Got the water to a pond scum green....algae...our friend was very visible.
Checked the daylights out of the pool added algecide and scrubbed the bottom and walls. Vacuumed and did many D.E. changes.
The pool water is a very light green now, and cloudy....I can see the bottom, but I have this foam floating on the top of the pool.
When I hand skim it, the foam has a yellow hue to it. Almost like the color of pollen. I have a lot of trees in close proximity to the pool, but the pollen levels haven't been that high here.
When I checked the water with the pool stick (I use Aquachek) all the levels are low. PH: below 6.2, Free Chlorine: 0.5, Total Alkalinity: 0 and Stabalizer:0
The water seems to be improving in color the more we filter, but what is up with the foam? I have owned this pool for 9 swimming seasons, never had this problem.
The water was new last year due to a pool liner replacement.
Can anyone help?