Hello all just signed up today I've been a lurker reading up on the bbb method which I'm about to switch over too. Short version of my issue we just went on a 2 week vacation and I had a friend checking my pool. When I got home I found out the pump had given out and was running intermittently it's a sand 1hp doughboy setup. The place I got the pool gave me a loner pump and are sending mine back, so in the mean time I shocked the **** out of it and have been maintaining a chlorine level higher than what my kit and strips can read which is 10(ppm?). So far since last Saturday the 4th I've dumped 5 1lb bags of shock into the skimmer, 1 128oz 12% chlorine and 6 186oz 6% chlorine jugs and to no avail the water is still a cloudy whiteish blue. I've had the pump running 24/7 I went in yesterday and brushed and vac the whole pool. I've had my floater in the whole time with 3 3inch pucks and been refilling it as they dissolve. If anything right now the ph is a little on the low side like 6.9 alk was in the 40-80ppm range. Any suggestions on what to try next. Thanks in advance!!