Hello Everyone, I have an interesting issue. Long story short, in November a huge wind storm blew off part of my cover. At that time I noticed low water level and found a leak in the liner. Got in (20degree water and thought I'd die) to repair the liner. Didn't work due to the temp. so I left the cover off to keep replacing water so I wouldn't have to replace the liner. So over the past couple of months the water turned from clear to dark brown (tea like) and had leaves from the top of the cover. I wanted to open up early to stop the growth of all things bad and that's when I had the strainer basket lid leak (problem solved). When I went out on Saturday to put on the new lid for the strainer housing, the water was clear but still had the decomposed leaves in the bottom. And when I say clear, I mean very clear as if it's been opened for the season. How did it clear itself up? There was no chemicals added since last season and the filter wasn't running due to the leaking lid.
So now I've had the filter running and added chemicals. I shocked the pool for about 1 day then let the shock level lower. Water still clear except at night in front of light you can see a foggy look to the water. Here are my test results from last night and again this morning but of course the water is still cold here. The temps have been 75-80 during the days and 45-50 at nights...
Last nights test:
This mornings test:
Also, before finding this site, being a newbie I went to the pool supply stealers for chemicals and they sold me Calcium Increaser. If I understand correct from reading on this forum, I don't need it because I have a vinyle liner. Is that correct?
In advance, thanks to everyone for your help!!!