I've been overseas for the past few months, upon returning I noted the pool cover had escaped into the wind allowing a massive amount of leaves to settle in the pool. I've gotten them out as best I can tell, I can't see, but my leaf net is coming up empty these days. I hesitate vacuuming without being able to see what I'm vacuuming. I'm concerned with the color, it is a funky brownish green, not green like most of the pics I see here, I assume it is mostly tannin, but I am concerned about it.
I took my water to the pool store / chemical pimps and this is what they gave me:
30000 gallon, vinyl pool, sand filter.
So that doesn't look too bad, I socked in some CYA, brought my FC up to 12 and maintained throughout the day, backwashed a number of times, added some DE, curiously there wasn't massive drops in FC between my tests. Overnight I brought the FC up quite a bit, this morning it was 14 with a CC of I'd say 1.5. Yes, I have a good test kit. I've not seen any improvement in clarity or color whatsoever. The water remains a funky brownish green with no visibility to the shallow end. I'm having to base all of this on the pool store's CYA number of 0, I'm all out of the juice for the dot test. They did not test for iron, which I've battled with in the past with ascorbic acid (hence why I'm keeping a lower Ph), though with my history battling iron, it'd deposit on the liner and not turn the water completely brown.
Anyone have any thoughts?