I have an above ground Intex like vinyl pool. 5000 gallons. I've checked and remedied chlroine and ph every night for 3 months since we have owned it with no problems.
The light green cloudy water has just started. I think it is because we have had 100 degree heat and by the end of the day on several days the chlorine was down near to zero and I didn't shock that week, just brought the chlorine back up to regular swimming levels like 3 - 4.
So I have been checking these boards (thank you!) and I have seen many people with cloudy water issues....but no one that I have found has come back to the thread and said they were able to successfully clear it.
I'm thinking it may just be easier and less expensive to empty and refill the pool rather than go out and buy expensive test kits and chemicals which may or may not work anyway.
Is it really too difficult or too big of a "pain in the rear" to drain and refill the pool? Any reason why I shouldn't just take an "empty and refill" approach right away? I anticipate the water bill will only increase by $35 to $40 to refill the pool. So I'm thinking that may just be the fastest and most economical approach, since I do not see others having success with clearing their own pools.