New to owning a pool and for the past 12 days have been working on getting a 27' foot round, 48" high above ground vinyl pool ready for swimming.
When we started, the pool was limey green and swampish -- it had sat unused for 3-4 years by humans...we did fish out four frogs!
Since beginning we've added:
14 bags of shock, 13-182 oz jugs of bleach, pH+. pHminus, clarifier, alagecide, baking soda, and borax. The pH has stayed within suggested range for 5-6 days now, and chlorine has been good also. However, the pool is very cloudy. Can only see down into the water a about 8 inches from the surface...
We have a sand filter.
With the new test kit you suggested:
FC = 1.5ppm
CC = 3.0
TC = 4.5
T Alk = 130ppm
calcium = 170
CYA approx 30
Judging by numbers, is there anything awry that would make the pool real cloudy/milky? The sand filter has been running steady since we started.
Really want to go swimming, but the cloudy water isn't so appealing.