Thanks to this forum, a lot of BBB knowledge, a ton of bleach, a few water changes, and one very large electric bill, I've managed to get my pool blue and clear in the past month. 2 weeks ago I held a shock level of 30ppm overnight and haven't looked back. The water has never looked better so thanks to all!
However, my new problem (and actually an old one) is that I'm accumulating large quantities of either dirt or pollen on a regular basis. (see photos). I can vacuum this stuff up and it will be back in 2 days. It's billowy when disturbed, but does vacuum up. This is about 5 days worth.
I've used skimmer socks, but nothing seems to accumulate on them. My sand filter is one year old, but I'm wondering if it's doing it's job? I shouldn't be getting this amount of debris kicked back every day, should I ? Is there a possibility that it's not functioning properly or I need to change the sand or something? And if this is pollen, am I stuck with daily vacuuming to keep it in check?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.... now that I can see the bottom of the pool, it would be nice to keep it clean
Here are my levels: FC=12, CC=0, TC=12, PH=7.6, TA=170, CH=270, CYA=70