green bog with tons of leaves - all removed - shocked until clear water - all organics gone. Minor staining. Lowered CL to 0 and hit with AA. Beautiful (for 2 days).[I did not add metal free]. First white cloud showed up and started adding liquid chlorine and it turned green before my eyes. After a few days water cleared but staining was back - I repeated the AA treatment. Beautiful again - until white cloud showed back up.
Broke the golden rule and went to Pool Shop ($150.00 later) I hit with 10lbs shock , copper algecide, blue clarifier. Guess what first white cloud turned green and now its back to white. I have a bottle of metal free - but I don't know if I should add it or try and vacuum what I can't see. (2 AA treatment unvacuumed so far) plus granular shock.
Here are my current numbers
Pool Store said it tested negative for metals (but seemed like it probably has metals)
They said to add 6.5 lbs stabilizer
Last year using the BBB I had the best looking water in 5 years (PLEASE help me get back...)