OK I know you pros have heard this many times before but this one is kicking my butt. I came across a similar thread here small-white-particles-that-turns-the-pool-miky-t13969-40.html from years ago and thought maybe you could help me.
I have a 6500 gallon above ground Intex pool with a salt generator and two filters and pumps on it. (I know, but we thought we were going to move.) Anyway I've put one of these up every year and have gotten pretty good at maintaining them, but this issue just won't go away.
We live in Texas where the heat is just demonic, so I normally run the salt generator about 4 hours a night which gives me a 4+ ppm chlorine reading in the morning. Then it bleeds off all day until it's down to about 1ppm by dark. I was also adding a capful of Pool Perfect PhosFree once a week just for maintenance. Until about a week ago the water was PERFECT and CRYSTAL CLEAR. Then I decided to take water sample in after a rain just to check things. I went into one of the local pool stores. I won't mention any names, but their initials are Leslie's. They told me that the phosphates were at 3.0 and I needed to use the regular PhosFree to get them down, not the Pool Perfect PhosFree I normally use. So they sold me a bottle and told me to pour half of it in the pool. After that I noticed the water looking a little cloudy and using a flashlight at night I could see suspended white particles in the water. I went back to Leslie's and they told me to add some UltraBright clarifier and since the phosphates were now at a 2, I needed to add the other half of the bottle of PhosFree. After that the pool looked like a tank of skim milk.
Since then they've had me add enough UltraBright for 3 pools, Pool First Aid which is another clarifier, some non-chlorine shock, and I'm adding Fiber Clear to the skimmer which is a white powder that coats the filters to try and get them to catch more particles. However the pool is still so cloudy you can't see underwater.
I have attached the test results from the first visit before we added all the chemicals. I'll go tomorrow and get a current set of numbers. Please tell me there is a solution for this.
Thanks in advance.