Need help troubleshooting. After a very long battle of getting rid of algae and the water turning green due to metals, my water turned cloudy and I can't seem to get it cleared. I've still been testing every night and morning with the drop test. My FC doesn't show any change over night and the CC is always 0 or .5. PH is 7.2 to 7.8. I've been targeting 4 for the FC level and 7.4 for PH. CYA is 50 and TA is 80.
I'm fighting metals horribly. Each day I have to add 49 oz to 128 ozs of bleach depending on use and weather. I have put vacuuming many quarts of metal sequestrant in the pool that it's not even funny. I know it is metals because my return will go white and then after a couple of days of adding the bleach it will turn reddish. There is lots of fine dirt that falls out on the floor. More so when I leave the filter off over night. I've been trying to vacuum this out with just regular vacuuming but doing this i see junk coming back in the pool. Vacuuming with a filter sock seems to be the only way to get it out. It will bog down half way through cleaning the pool. If I leave the sock on during filter, then I have to check it every couple of hours. If I leave it in overnight, the pump will be strained and dry in the morning.
This past weekend as the white returns are reddish/brown again, I added more dupont metal remover and water clarifier. I can only get proteam mon-fri. Will go get some more of it today. But I've been putting 2 qts a week in of it for the past month.
The water pressure is only 10 psi on filter. When I backwash/rinse the water runs clear and there isn't any trash in the glass bubble. We changed the sand in late April / early May when we were fighting the algae. We also cleaned the sand a few weeks later because i was afraid there was junk in there as the backwashing/rinse always was clear in the bubble. There was trash in the sand so it was filtering.
From researching on the forum, I'm wondering if there's a problem with the multiport or the pump. I'm thinking the multiport is my culprit.
Not sure so I thought I would run it by you guys.