Hi y'all from NC!
I have been struggling with our AG pool for over a month trying to get water stabalized and clear in time for daughters wedding this weekend. Had it crystal clear for about a week back in early May, but since then it's had a massive algae bloom, which I think i've managed to finally wipe out, but now water is still cloudy despite multiple shock treatments, and dumping chemicals as directed by pool store. I saw this site and immediately started using the liquid bleach and got water to point that I could see bottom, but water still hazy. I took sample up to pool store Sat for them to test, as I have only been able to use strips (money is tight with wedding costs!) just to see if I was reading #'s correctly.
This is what they got:
saturation index -0.3
total adjusted alkalinity? 66
I have been adding 10% liquid chlorine from hardware store but couldn't do testing every hour like recommended due to so much going on.
1.5HP pump runs 24/7. Full sun most of the day. Had heavy thunderstorms last two nights which may have added to the cloudiness. No solid particles to vacum. All suspended in the water.
I have a circulator return jet that stirs up water in random pattern, so not just going around in circle. Wondering if too much circulation?
HELP!!!! I want pool sparkling for wedding reception!
17,000 gal AG vinyl, 1.5HP sand filter, runs 24/7,full sun location