Been lurking around for about 2 years reading all types of posts and learning everything I can about my above ground pool. But I have run into a problem that no body can solve and no matter what I try nothing helps. So I hope someone one this board with great knowledge can help.
So here is the problem, last weekend my PH was at 6.8 so I added PH up (don't know chemical name sorry) but it was amount the label recommended. It's made by BIOGAURD. I noticed after about 2 hours my pool water started to turn cloudy, but this is where I find it interesting. The water has a blue color to it, and what I mean is when I backwash the filter the water has a light blue tint to it. I put some water in a bucket and after it sat for a half hour whatever the stuff is settled to the bottom. But as soon as I move the bucket it stirs up in the water and whatever the stuff is, it like very fine powder. I had all the chemical levels checked and everything is spot on. PH, CYA, ALK, CHLORIINE, saturation level, Calcium Hardness.
I have tried a chemical called "powerfloc" believe I spelled it right. Label says it make chemicals heavier and cause them to sink to the bottom. Worked kinda of, let the pool sit for 24 hours according to instructions. But as soon as I went to vacuum the pool the cloudiness kicked up. So I am willing to try anything right now, I just hope I don't have to drain the pool.
Link to chemical used to try and clear up cloudiness according to pool store.
http://www.bioguard.com/Our_Products/Wa ... /PowerFloc
I have had the filter running for a week straight. The heater has not been in on in over a month.
Little info about the pool.
Above ground pool
12' X 24 ' aprrox. 7500 gal
19" waterway sand filter
rheem 130k heater