We got a big storm Wednesday night that turned my crystal clear pool into a hazy green mess when I checked it yesterday. so much rain that it filled my pool to the brim and I had to backwash for a few minutes to bring the water level back down 3-4 inches. I couldn't even see the bottom of the deep end. we got more rain last night and I had to backwash again this morning. the pool had a definite green tint to it.
my questions are:
is it normal for a storm to turn a clear pool this dirty looking and green?
what do you do to clear this up quickly?
my normal routine is to bring my FC to 7 at the end of each day. it falls down to 3.5 -4 most days before I add more bleach. my CYA has been hanging around 40. last night, I added a little more bleach to bring it up to 8 but then it poured rain again. FC this morning was 7 even with the extra water in the pool so I believe I passed the OCLT. CC was <.5 as well, so I don't think I need to shock the pool. I vacuumed yesterday and added chlorine, turned the filter up a little and let it run overnight. I added a little more chlorine this morning. is there anything else I can do other than up the FC level a little and wait 2-3 days for this to clear? the last big storm it took about 3 days to clear up. I'd like it to be clear and blue again for the hot weekend.
I think that we got so much rain that some of it goes from my retaining wall into the pool and pulls in some dirt with it. there was alot of dirt on the steps that I could see both yesterday and today that I brushed off each time.
also, is there any reason kids couldn't swim in what looks like green, hazy water?