I was really hoping I could get some help. I am on year 2 on the intex 15x36 metal frame pool. Last year I had a huge green problem which after spending lots of money at the pool store it finally cleared. This year is not starting out so good either. I set up my pool a week ago and have been to the pool store everyday since having my water tested. We have only been able to go in the pool once due to my levels are always off. The only way I can keep a chlorine level is to super shock it and then add chlorine granules about an hour later. My pool is extremely cloudy right now. Yesterday they had me dilute 1/4 bottle of TPP ALG 25, dissolve 2lb of calcium, 3 hours later 1 bag super shock dissolved, 1 hour later 3/4oz chorine granules. All this was also done 1 week ago. Along with 2 other bags of shock they had me do throughout the week since my chlorine was still reading at 1 or below.
Now this morning I went out and tested it and my level all seem way to high. I used hth 6-way test strips.
Total Hardness: 200
Free Chlorine 10
PH 8.4 (could be higher. The colors only go up to that on the package)
Total Alkalinity 180
Cyanuric Acid 30-50
Everytime I turn around I have to spend more money on getting yet another chemical to fix my issues. I went out yesterday and bought a new filter hoping that would help the cloudiness since I was told the filter that comes with it really isn't good for the size pool I have. But again I came out this morning and it's just as cloudy as ever. I let the new filter run from 1pm-10pm yesterday. I would appreciate any advice I could get. Thank you!