Like many here, I was at my wits end last week. My pool was out of control and I was completely frustrated. Ill spare you the details, but like many others on this site, I was lead astray by relying on others to monitor my water health instead of doing it myself. The root cause of my problems was the CYA levels. Almost 200, Yikes! The water is still a little cloudy, I think I have to be a little patient with my sand filter.
Before and After (first image was taken June 26th. The After picture was this morning (Jun 30)
I'm getting the proper test kit ordered and will start maintaining my pool myself!
Thank you all for your education and inspiration.