We installed a 35,000 gal in ground pool about 4 years ago and I've been able to keep very clear water, until this year. I cannot get the water to clear up for nothing.
I have a sand filter, use bromine run the pump from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm - not much use this year due to weather.
I opened the pool early April to seal the pool deck, didn't really do anything to the pool other than a quick cleaning, balanced the chemicals -while sealing, I did get some of the solvent based sealer in the pool. Because the weather has been so bad, I really did not do anything to the pool except add bromine into the feeder. About 3 weeks ago finally got the solar cover off and have trying to clear the water ever since.
I cannot get the bromine levels up, even though I've added a lot of powdered bromine directly into the pool - thought I might have algae, even though the water is blue (kind of) so shocked at 4 times the normal level - still cloudy.
Pool store people told to add a clarifier which makes a huge mess - then add phosphate remover...
I' m stumped
It seems I cannot get my Ph levels to go up
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - I'm thinking of draining water and starting all over again.
Ps: when I say cloudy there is about 3 feet of visibility; cannot see the bottom in the deep end.