Thanks everyone for all your help with turning my pool back to swimable and beautiful condition. After a CYA through the roof I drained/refilled and got the chemicals balanced. I've been maintaining for 3 weeks now and all seems to be well. Overnight test and all.
This fine dust that I can't seem to get rid of. It sits on the steps of the shallow end.
Here are my readings from my TF-100 test:
So this dust is not from outside source as I don't live in a dusty area. I think it might be dead algae. It's super fine and when I brush it, it will cloud up the immediate vicinity. It's usually ends up settling in the shallow end. It's too fine to be picked up by the vacuum. I have brand new cartridges in my filter. I suspect that my plumbing is a bit weak and my circulation is not optimal...but that's an entirely other issue. It works, it may not be optimal, but skimmers get all the surface things, and cartridges are definetly filtering things...
Anyway, how do I get rid of this stuff? Pool store and articles I've read suggest many chemicals, Pool floc, water clarifies, etc. Others say avoid these entirely.
What should I be doing to clear this last bit of micro silt which is preventing my pool from being crystal clear? Also, what will the suggested chemicals do to my water balance?