I finally got my pool to a cloudy blue and want to get it crystal clear now. I was recommended a bottle of FLOC from my local pool store. I originally put 8 oz. but it didn't do much good. The directions called for a heavier done so I put the whole bottle in (24 more ounces). A few hours after, a white-lard substance filled the top of the pool. From my understanding, all of this was suppose to float to the bottom of the pool. I waited a couple hours and didn't see much difference.
My pool had been sitting in the sun so I decided to add a tad more shock to see if it would help. I then turned on the filter for another 15+ hours.
Came home today and the majority of the lard-substance was gone, but now the particles are much smaller. I took a water sample and the pool store came up with the following results:
Free Available Chlorine - 4 ppm
Calcium Hardness - 290
Cyanuric Acid - 60
Total Alkalinity - 80
pH - 7.4
They gave me a Congratulations, your pool is balanced! I just need to clear it up. They suggested vacuuming to see if it makes any difference and then maybe let the pool settle to see if the remaining particles will float to the bottom.
I vacuumed/backwashed and began filtering again since I'm currently adding a bit more water. SO! Suggestions on what I can do to get this pool crystal clear?
There are pictures of where my pool currently sits:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6w77n58vwm...429_172400.jpg (NOTICE THE WHITE PARTICLES)