Let me first start off by saying that I have done some searches and it seems in the right instance and used properly, water clarifier can work.
Here is the situation. I re-plumbed my pool to hard PVC pipe because I needed to move the equipment when I started building the deck. I had some 1 1/2" PVC pipe laying in the shed that had some mud dauber nests in it. I poked all the nests out but didn't clean the walls of the pipe first (like an absolute idiot) and as soon as I turned on the pump when the job was complete, a blast of a reddish/brownish mud blew into the pool. Before this moment, the pool was CRYSTAL clear and my levels were just where I wanted them.
I have increased the level of bleach for the last few weeks, run the pump longer hours and it has only improved marginally. You can still not really make out the bottom of the pool. I am having a party in a couple weeks for my daughters birthday and while it doesn't have to be perfect perfect perfect...I gotta get it clearer than it is now.
So, onto the use of a clarifier. Any important tips that are NOT on the bottle? Keep in mind that I do NOT have an algae problem, this is tiny particles of mud that were blown into the pool.
This is at a weekend house so here is my plan:
1) Get there on Friday night and put proper amount of clarifier in pool
2) Let pool pump run all night and all through saturday until sun goes down.
3) Turn pump off Saturday evening and leave it off all through the night.
4) Wake up Sunday morning and put my new Pool Rover Jr. in (which is new and never been used yet)
Looking forward to hearing your responses.