Five days ago I have found the cloudy water in my pool. It was cloudy with some greenish color.
I took a water sample to the pool store to see what the problem was. Everything was normal. The results are below:
Baquacil Sanitizer and Algistat 37 ppm
Baquacil Oxidizer 90 (I dont know units)
TA 105 ppm
Calcium Hardness 180 ppm
I made small adjustment for Baquacil Sanitizer and Algistat and added the Baquacil flocculant dissolved in water to the pool. I had pump running for 2 hrs, then turned it off for 24 hrs.
In 24 hrs, I have found some "clouds" of white particles that have settled on the bottom. I tried to vacuum them as gentle as I could but most of them have returned back to water (they were not heavy enough). The haze did not disappear.
I have added 1.5 gal of oxidizer and 2,5 pt of CDX no result again.
I went back to the store for another test:
Baquacil Sanitizer and Algistat 31 ppm
Baquacil Oxidizer 115 (I dont know units)
TA 61 ppm
Calcium Hardness 120 ppm
I have added TA+ and Calcium+
Today I can see the bottom looking directly into the pool. I cannot see it from a distance like I could before. However, the bottom is visible - just very cloudy! No GREEN this I probably only one accomplishment. The photo is attached.
I am leaning towards converting to chlorine, but want to do it after this swimming season in Illinois the summer is too short especially this year.
Please advise what I should do to use my pool this year safely.
Sorry for such a long post.