Hi! My name is Amy and I am new here
I am desperately trying to clear up my pool. It is an above ground and holds 18500 gallons.
My water is blue. And I can't see the bottom!! It is cloudy and nothing is clearing it up!
Some history: we installed the pool last year and had it sparkling. Then I went on vacay to help my sister for 3 weeks and hubby didn't do anything to the pool. It was green black when I got home. We got it mostly cleared up but not all the way.
This year it was a disgusting green brown mud looking pool. We have shocked the heck out of it. Used those filter socks, pool first aid, and some of the white fluffy stuff that u put into the skimmer. We have vacuumed (auto) and run the filter 24/7. Nothing is clearing!!
My latest adventure was flock. But it did nothing. I still can't see to vacuum! I have been to the pool store a zillion times and nothing helps but my wallet keeps emptying
I have a Hayward sand filter.
My water was tested yesterday before the flock so I am hoping u can help. I had put in almost triple the dose of chlorine shock 2 days prior...
Total chlorine 7.5
Free chlorine 6.9
Total alkalinity 104
Adj total alkalinity 94
Total hardness 118
I normally buy my stuf from leslies pool and use 4 cups of shock and 3 big tablets along with that blue stuff in a bottle? Some sort of clarifier? I am out of it and dont know the name...sorry
So any advice? Should I replace my sand? It's new last year... I am just frustrated as we have a grad party in less than 2 weeks that the pool is primary attraction.
Thanks in advance!