A week a go, our water started clouding up. I figured, ok, no prob. the usual shock thing, throw some bleach in there, then back to norm. Uh, No. It has gotten worse to the point where the water is green, with green stuff settling to the bottom on a daily basis. So I kept shocking, and kept shocking, and kept shocking, daily for a week. Not to mention running the auto pool cleaner too. Now we're at 26ppm chlorine and this stuff will still not clear or go away. My numbers are FC 26, TC 26, PH 7.4, TA 130, CH 320, CYA 40. We've had our pool for years, but never seen anything like this. Yesterday I cleaned the filter cartridge. When I took the cover off the filter, the whole cartridge was green. And I mean tree leaf green. So I figure, ya know, algae, right? There was this green residue at the bottom of the filter, which I was able to catch out of the drain hole into a bucket along with some remaining pool water. I figure, if this is algae that won't die, I'm gonna make it die!!!!! I took the bucket of water and green crop and put some bleach in there. Still was green. Then took a bag of calc hypo, threw it in there, still green. Put some muriatic acid, STILL GREEN!!!! What in the hey is this???? Here's some pics:
Yesterday after bleach, cal hyp, and acid:
Today, after sitting outside and settling:
BTW, the second pic somewhat represents what the color of water is right now. Though, not as cloudy, but still with this this awful color and crop settling to the bottom. Any Ideas???