I'm new here, as you can tell by post count of 1, and I have an issue with my water. I've read and read, but not finding quit the answer I'm hunting. To start, as stated in my sig. line, I have a new 18'x4' AG with a cartridge filter and skimmer, 1000 gph pump.
Upon setup, water was perfect for slightly over a month. Then we had a freak un-seasonal wet period followed by all the trees in the area pollinating at the same time. My water went from perfectly crystal clear to milky gray over night and has not come back.
Now I have read enough here to know that you are going to want hard numbers from a respectable test kit, but I can not give those at this time. I have a TF100 on order, however I live in a geographical oddity where I'm three weeks from everywhere. So for now a former co-worker is testing the water at work (town water treatment plant lab). I used to work for the city and still have a few hookups there and within DEQ.
So while the tests are being done, I'm not the one with the results and therefore can not provide the numbers until my kit gets here.
So onto my question, I had believed that I needed to SLAM my pool. I shared the info from this board with the guys doing the tests for me, and they agree and are using the methods listed here to advise on the amount of bleach to add each time to maintain shock level.
We've been at this for over a week now with little to no improvement to water clarity. The pool never turned green, and my FC never fell below 2ppm (low I know, but never 0). So I'm beginning to wonder if this isn't an organic issue I'm fighting and a chemical imbalance instead.
We have really hard water here, so 120 lbs of pool salt was added to the water at startup to soften it some. The pool sees direct sunlight for only two-three hours per day and it has relatively low FC loss during the day and over night. (FC is the only thing I can really test on my own at this time).
Does this (obviously with out #'s it's hard to say) sound plausible?
Thanks and sorry for the lack of data. I'm working on correcting that.