So glad to find this site. "The pool store experts" (chuckle, chuckle, growl) have already made over $300 on me this season. And I still have a cloudy pool. I am, like the others, a newbie and about at my wits end. I have the test strips. I have used lots of shock, super blue clarifier(what a joke), and bought the 50 lbs bag of sodium bicarbonate, what I later found out, was baking soda. I have spent more time this year trying to keep it clear than swimming. I used floc upon the first opening and that cleared it up until we had a bad sand storm. Since then the pool has been cloudy. Please help!!!