Desperatly need some advice for our never clear pool. The only time its clear is when I`ve refilled it, then after a few days its cloudy.
I test it twice daily with a chlorine/ph test kit which is all I can get where we live. The levels are usually pretty good for both but with the summer heat we get quite, often
the chlorine is high in the morning and then too low in the evening. So i`m adding granular chlorine to the skimmer almost every evening. For the last week i`ve had the
pump on pretty much from morning until evening. I had it so it was clean but was cloudy white , you could just see the filter at the bottom. I thought it was under control, but then after a few days i`d brush every mornining which sturred up dark brown algae? Which just seems to settle again. There is also a green/brown scum that gets trapped in the skimmer. Is that algae or something else?
I`ve checked the pump is clean and backwash the sand filter about once a week.
In well over a year of use i can say i`ve never been happy with the quality of the water apart from when its been drained after winter and refilled. I`m really at my wits end with it all, its such hard work trying to look after a pool and i`m not getting anywhere with it.
Any help would be greatly appriciated.