As I type this, honestly, I am so close to tears, because I am in a complete mess.
A tiny bit of history: I have a 13,600 gal above ground pool. It is 13 years old and have used Bacquacil in the past with great success. However, the person that lived with me and took care of the pool is not here any longer. Now, it's my baby.
Fast forward till present....
I did not use a cover over my pool and got a ton of leaves in it. I had scooped and scooped and thought i had them out...i didn't. However, i couldn't see any because it is so cloudy and green. As i said i currently use Bacquacil, and so far this season I have spent over 400 dollars, still have a slimy green pool with no light at the end of the tunnel. I've done everything they've told me to do and have heard "this will do it" till i'm about to scream. Last thing they (the mighty pool store people) told me to do was flock it. Which i did. It cleared it up a little and actually got rid of the green, or so i thought, and i could see a lot of leaves in the middle of the pool on the bottom. So, today i go try and vacuum with the following problems..
My pump constantly quit working correctly because my basket got filled up with leaves and it couldn't suck water through the vacuum anymore. I could only vacuum about 2 minutes before the leaves would either clog up the hose from the vacuum or the hose to the pump. Is there not an easier way to get this crud out? If i just use the net and pole it churns the water up so much that i can't see in about 2 minutes and don't know where the leaves are at. Oh and my pool is now green again.
In my kitchen i have 4 bottles of Bacqacil and the sanitizer stuff that goes with it. When i test my water it says i don't have any Bacquacil even though i've now put in around 4 bottles in the past couple of months. I'm thinking it just keeps getting backwashed out.
A couple of days ago a friend told me about this site. I'm perplexed, bewildered and at my wits end.
I've read a little over this site and just don't know what the heck to do at this point. There is a lot of information and i'm overwhelmed. Thought about dumping the water but wow what a mess in my yard it would make and the expenses of adding that much water again, not to mention time. I've probably already wasted the 400+ dollars so switching over to the method you all are discussing really wouldn't cost me any more i'm thinking.
I have a green cloudy pool with leaves in the bottom. Have used Bacquacil to the tune of 400 this year but my test kit says there is no Bacquacil in there. Is there? and where do i go from here????
I need help. Thanks to anyone who will shoot me some advice. It is needed and appreciated!!!!!