I've been away from the forum for quite some time. I passed over the pool care to my OH but ... now I think I might want back in.
My first question should be to find out where I can order or buy a decent test kit from for Canadian delivery? For now I've had to use strips other than to check the chlorine level which held at 10+ for over 24 hours and was at about a 4 when I checked it this evening.
I have returned to pool school and am hoping to get my groove back here.
Now onto the main issues:
Our water is milky looking. There is no smell. It is holding chlorine levels and shock held for more than 24 hours. I did not see algae clouds beginning and we did not have any algae blooms that we know of. It seems way worse than when we've had dead algae needing to clear in the past anyway.
After reading through a bit of Pool School tonight I started thinking that maybe I should do the garden hose into the filter cleaning? Could it really be that simple?
It's really frustrating and now that our baby is two he's able to demand pool time...all the time, and I'd love for us to spend more time enjoying the pool without resenting it every time I look at the mess it's in.