After 2 weeks away, I came back to emerald green water. I followed directions and now all the green is gone, but the water is still very cloudy after 10 days. I can barely see the pattern on the bottom of this 4' deep pop-up pool. I am running the sand filter 24/7. I have periodically added DE, per instructions, but the return flow decreases so drastically (even though the pressure only rises slightly) I generally backwash after an hour. I really want my sparkling beautiful water back. Am I just being impatient? Should I give up, drain and refill? And, for future reference, is it possible to load the pool with chlorine prior to leaving and come back to a better situation?
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