This is our 3rd season on BBB. Due to mitigating circumstances, we let it turn into a swamp over the winter (no cover, lots of leaves, etc.) Started 10 days ago trying to turn the swamp into an oasis. Installed the pump, started pulling out leaves, and started adding bleach. It turned light milky green that afternoon and still has not gotten any clearer after all this bleach and all this time. Any suggestions?
17,700 gal steel side-vinyl liner AGP
Dual speed pump (we've been running it at both high and low 24/7)
Cartridge filter (we've cleaned it twice in the last 10 days)
FC- 13 (lost 1 overnight last night) (I've been keeping it a little higher trying to knock the cloudiness out, but now that I have a good level of CYA, I know what my shock level should be)
CC- 1.5 (used to be 2.5-3)
pH- 6.8 (added borax this morning & haven't check it again- letting it circulate)
CYA- between 30-40 (I added a couple of pounds of solid CYA this weekend to get it to 40. It was 30 yesterday, but if I remember correctly, it takes a week to get the true reading)
When I get to the far side of the pool (away from the skimmer & return) to brush it, I get a strong "lake/pond" stench. I am still pulling a few leaves off the bottom, but nothing major. A piece to my auto cleaner broke so I haven't run it.