Hi everybody, I've noticed you've got lots of info on this forum. I could def use some info!
I've got a clear/cloudy pool.
Intex 18' round, 4ft deep, 6200 gallon above ground pool.
I can see the bottom pretty well, but its slightly cloudy. This is my first and I've had it for about 2 months. I've had 2 spells of green algae grow. One time I dumped 190oz of Clorox in and all the green turned white/clear. The second spell, I grabbed a half pound little bag of powder shock in. The green disappeared again. This is where I'm at now. The pool is really close to clear, but a little hazy. I've been leaving the little filter pump on 24/7, cleaning the filter about twice a day. The filter is usually very clean.
Here's my stats today, taken from the bigger drop test kit from home depot:
Total hardness should be 200-400ppm
CL should be 2-5ppm
PH should be 7.2-7.8
Total alkalinity should be 60-120ppm
CYA=less than 30ppm, it was hard to tell in the jar, but cya is probably 5ppm
CYA should be 20-50ppm
sooo, hopefully some of you super pool guys can point me in a nice direction to get a CRYSTAL clear pool.
Thank you in advance
btw, is it unsafe to get in the pool at these present conditions? My mother doesn't want to get in, lol. I told her the specs look fine.