Hey all --
So I had been fighting a hazy/cloudy pool for a couple weeks. Nothing major, just not pretty. Seemed like the more I ran the filter, the cloudier it got, despite having solid chem levels.
So I took a break from running the (sand) filter more than the usual timer (about 2 hrs a day --- manually turning on for another 2 hrs on average when we're actually in the pool). The pool looked pretty clear.
Then my wife turned on the filter one morning, and saw the jets shoot out very dark/dirty water back into the (fairly) clear pool. Now it's very cloudy and slightly green. I'm scared to add more chemicals, if the filter is on the fritz and I'll just be wasting time/money.
Are there any easy ways to see if the filter is working, even with the pool being cloudy/green now? I did open up the filter and tried to break up the sand... but I have no idea if it did anything to fix the problem.
The sand in the filter is at least 4 summers old. That's when we started renting this house.
Thanks in advance...