Hi, newbie here - be gentle
Pool was closed for 1 year - I've gotten a (newer) replacement filter + dolphin pool cleaner & opened the pool this year. As expected, uncovered to a swamp. In addition, there was a prior problem with DE filter where the earth was leaked into the pool.
Been following the BBB method - 1 week in now & shocking as recommended. Pool cleaner has been running 2-3times a day. Early cleanouts had tons of goo - recent ones seem limited to gray silt.
Current AM level, per K-2006 readings:
FC - 2.2
PH - 7.4
TA - 150
CH - 80
Overnight test seems to lose 1.0 FC - but its +90 degrees now, so that maybe a factor.
Problem is - pool is still not clear - can't see bottom of pool @ deep end. Slight gray color, but could be due to DE vs dead algae. I haven't added any DE to the filter yet - was afraid to do so until the water is clear enough to determine whether filter isn't dumping DE. (re: filter - Disassembled it, visually checked all "fins" for tears, checked all plastic parts for cracks. Just being overly cautious ).
Was wondering if I should be doing more shocking, considering a clarifier, or just waiting? Reason for considering the clarifier: the pool cleaner could be stirring up the DE (if that's what it is) making things cloudy.
If a clarifier is the way to go, any BBB suggestions?