I've spent quite a bit of time reading threads on swampy pools and even used the search, but can't quite find the answer I'm looking for.
I made the mistake of listening to the pool store people (everybody as different advice). One guy told me to raise the PH to 8 and floc the pool. Nothing happened. That was a week ago. Like others here, it's difficult if not impossible to vacuum as I can't see the bottom of the pool. The instructions on the Floc clearly state that it should not be filtered, but vacuumed to waste. I have read several threads where people have used Floc to no avail and advice was given to shock, filter 2/7, backwash, repeat, etc. I really am leery about filtering the Floc when the bottle says not to. I'm ready to follow the advice given in the many threads on this forum, and I'm sick of not yet being able to swim while the frogs have all the fun.
I Floc-ed a week ago. Did a half-as__ed vacuum job and re-filled water to top of skimmer preparing for another lame vacuuming attempt in the morning. Pool currently running on re-circ.
Filter now... or not?
Best readings I have from the pool store water test as of 6/8
FC - .1
TC - .2
pH - 7.4
TA - 180
CH - 450
CYA - 30
Thanks for the help!