I am still a newbie and need some help. The water seems cloudy (grey and not clear) but the testing numbers seem good. How can I make the water crystal clear?
The pool company opened the pool 3 weeks ago and did the shocking. I tested the water using TF-100 kit 3 days later and the numbers were:
After about one week, the water became crystal clear, but the FC was still over 10.
Two days ago, I re-tested the water and here were the new numbers:
At that time the water was a little cloudy, but I think those numbers were good, so I started to jump in the pool for the first time since I bought this old house and over 30-year old Plaster pool. After enjoyed for 2 days-swimming (only my wife and I had a total of 2-3 hours' swimming), I added 3-4 inch high water (the pool volume is about 18000 gallon) into the pool, and added about 200 oz 6% bleach trying to bring FC to 10.
However, the pool still looks cloudy after 2 days and it turns a little worse. I did not see any blue/green stuff in the pool, and the water looks clear when I take a cup of it and watch, but the pool is just cloudy, and it is a little bit hard to watch to the bottom of the pool (about 12 feet deep).
Over the past 3 weeks since the pool opened, I let the filter ran about 8 hours per day, ran Polaris 380 a couple of hours every 2-3 days, and take off the leaves daily.
I think the numbers look good except that TA is a little higher and the FC decreased a lot.
What I need to do to bring the pool back to crystal clear? Do I need add more bleach to shocking level?