My nightmare season marches on...
I've changed my filters for the 2nd time this summer trying to clear up my pool. Even tho the pressure registered as clean, I just can't get my pool blue again even tho my numbers look really good. Granted this last bout of green happened on account of a transformer problem on my IC40 a week ago. It's been 1 month now of sad imperfection after a text book year last year.
CH: 210 a month ago according to pool store (my test liquid is bad)
Borates: 40-50 (test strips are hard to read)
I'm going to the pool store tomorrow to get a more accurate read on CYA. If it's really >100 I'll know I'm in trouble and why. But I've read that the presence of algae can push this reading higher as well. I did the OCLT at the end of July and lost .5. Every 3-4 days my pools is COVERED in dingy, yellow, stuff, all walls, the floor, steps, everywhere. It turns my filters yellow and pours out a dirty disgusting murky yellow-green when sprayed out. The filters pick it up but it just seems to come back and doesn't consume CL. My pool is surrounded by mature trees that rain leaves constantly but this seems excessive. I didn't have this trouble last year, not like this.
The filter on the far right has been sprayed off for comparison:
Some of the pea soup runoff:
To say I'm getting sick of this would be a pathetic minimalism. Any ideas what might be happening here? Has anyone else seen this soup pour out of their filters?