Hello all! and yes I am not only a newbie to the forum, but also a newbie to pools.
I am leaning on advice here as I have spoken to several "pool guys" along with my local pool supply company but can't seem to be getting our pool crystal clear.
Our pool chemical tests show that our pool is near perfect, but I just can't seem to get it crystal clear like it was when we first moved in.
Here is what I have:
1) 15,000 gallon pool
2) Spa attached
3) In ground pop ups (4 in spa, 13 in pool)
4) 2 horse power pump
5) Hayward sand filter s244s
6) Hayward H-Series heater
7) Water Feature (basically water fall from the spa to the pool)
8) quick skim
I currently have the valves set to pull from the leaf skimmer and the pool skimmer only from the pool, pulling that water through the pump/filter, running through the heater (a pool guy said to do that to help for the life of the heater), I have the water feature turned on as I assume running clean water into the spa and back into the pool isn't a bad thing, and then the rest of the filtered water is going through the quick skim and the in ground pop ups.
As stated I have the PH and Chlorine tested at the local shop, along with algae, and they state they are perfect.
Things I have done:
Because I wasn't aware of when the sand filter was changed last, I scooped out all the old and replaced it with 300 pounds of new sand (this was a few weeks ago). It was running at nearly 30PSI, but many pool guys stated that because of my set up that that is normal. After changing the sand, I have seen it drop to 20PSI so I assume that helped some. I have also ran Clearex 500 through the skimmer as directed, over the course of a month... without any real improvement.
I have backwashed several times... even back to back meaning 24 hours apart.
I did backwash last night and the pool was slightly clearer this morning.
I am running my pump 24/7.
Any who... really kinda at a loss here and am looking for any advice... please feel free to ask me any additional questions... and thanks in advance for any advice you can share