Hi guys. I've got a green pool that I need a little advice about.
It started getting a green tint about a week ago. I changed the filter a few days before using a filter I had bought from Walmart that really fits the Summer Escapes pools so I had to cut the hole to make it fit. I'm pretty sure I cut the hole too big because it didn't fit snug in the pump, it was sort of loose. I began to notice a very fine settling of dust on the bottom of the pool. Due to a trip I wasn't able to address it right away (I just thought it needed vacuumed). When I returned home the pool was green, but the water was clear. I could still see straight down to the bottom. I tried vacuuming it, but it just stirred up the dust and made the pool water cloudy. The sides of the pool are not slippery and I've made sure the SWG runs every day and that the FC is kept at 5. So, do you think this dust is from my filter not fitting properly, or do you think it's an algae problem?
Here's my numbers:
FC - 5
CC - 0
CYA - 65
TA - 100
Ph - 7.5
I've had these numbers holding steady all summer and have had crystal clear water so that's why I got suspicious about the filter. Any advice you guys could give me would be greatly appreciated!