Okay so I was out for a week or so and the pool got slightly neglected with several big storms. So when I returned the pool had green tinge with little visibility. So I put about 3 gallons of bleach and loaded my feeder up with 3" chlorine tabs (yes, I know most don't approve, but my CYA has been low and I do frequent backwashing with a a sand filter so it's not such a big deal). Anyway, the green went away and has now been replaced by general cloudiness. My drop test kit came in a day or so later (which is not the one I should have gotten as it does not do CYA, again I know). Anyway here are my current numbers with the cloudy water with only about two feet of visibility.
Using my drop test kit:
Free Chlorine: 1.0
Combined Chlorine: 2.5
Total Alkalinity: 275
Using test strips:
Total Hardness: 250
CYA: 20 (or less)
Okay, so what to do for the cloudiness and where to go from here aside from getting a better test kit and dropping trichlor tabs completely, of course.
I have an inground with vinyl liner and sand filter. Went through an abscorbic acid treatment about a month or so ago and looked really good afterward, but I think the chlorine went way down during the week off. Filter has always been run 24/7.
Thanks for the input and the patience!