I am not new to the site, but am returning.
I have an Intex 18 x 48 AGP with an Intex SF20110 Sand Filter. I really like having it, because in the San Joaquin Valley, it gets really hot here.
I recently opened it up and the water was cloudy and there was a lot of dirt at the bottom. I think this was originally from the hub piece getting broken. I replaced the hub piece and screwed in the fingers. I put the filter together and added new sand. I know that its hooked up correctly. I drained the pool (I know, that is probably something I shouldn't have done because of the liner) and at the bottom there was a layer of sand/dirt and about 1/2 inch of water, but I thought that all was good. I ran my hose in the pool to try to flush out the layer of sand/dirt and refilled the pool. After it was filled, I saw the water was still very, very cloudy. I added a chlorine floater and also added algaecide and also added clarifyer. I ran my filter to get going, but now all I have is very cloudy water.
I took my water to leslie's and added what they told me to. I also bought a floc and added it to the pool. I still have aweful cloudy water and am VERY frustrated. I can't remember the last time my water was crystal clear.
I used the test trips I have at home by HTC and here are my readings...
T Hardness = 200
Chlorine = 1/2
PH = 7.5
Alkalinity = 240
Cyranic Acid = 0