Hello, I'm Thomas and new to not only this forum but, pools in general. My wife and I purchased a foreclosed home December 2013 which has an in ground concrete pool. The excitement of being a pool owner easily out weighed the fact that the pool was literally a swamp. I spent the first week of January sweeping the pool with the net and skimmer net. We were able to fill up 3 28g trash cans with leaves, algae, tree limbs and other organic matter. Week two I went to the local pool store with a water sample and was advised to shock. A total of 30 pounds of shock was added during that week. The water actually began to change. At first it turned a very dark gray color and eventually turned a very light green color but very cloudy. That same week I called over a pool cleaning service Which decided to add algaecide which then turned the water a very pretty blue but, still very cloudy.
The pump has been running 24/7 for the past 2.5 weeks and I still have cloudy water.
Today i finally purchased my personal test kit, wall brush, vacuum and hoses.
Today I also replaced all the sand in the filter as recommend by the local store.
Cya is uncertain. The kit I purchased came from Leslie's and I believe it's the Taylor k2005. Either way, when I did the test as recommend, I kept adding water to the valve and the black dot never disappeared. So I'm guessing the cya was lower than 30.
My pool is a free form concrete and according to pool store, it's approximately 18-20k gallon. Triton sand filter with new sand and 2hp cintron pump.
I hope I've included enough information which will allow someone to point me in the right direction. Any and all replies/advise will be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Thomas.