We got our pool last summer and had our first opening. We opened to a very green pool. We have a salt water system with a Hayward filter. We ended up going to a pool store and getting help with getting rid of it. After a couple days of battle, our pool water was back to being not green
I had my water tested and I had to add some chemicals to get the ph right . I had seen some white flakes floating on top then. We thought it could have been dandelion seeds that were everywhere but I also heard algae can turn white when it is killed? We added the chemicals and had the water tested again a few days later. Something wasn't quite right so they had me add zipchlor and a clarifier. The pool water was gorgeous after that. All my chemicals tested in the right range and it was sparkling. We didn't notice any flakes. I have been constantly checking for any algae..and haven't seen any.
We run our filter 4 hours early in the morning and 4 at night. I always wondered should we be leaving them on longer?
Anyway, this morning we got up and see white little flakes. They are hard to see . But they are definitely floating on top of the water. I started looking it up and see white water mold? Im hoping it's more just pollen? Im in South Jersey and we just had bad storms yesterday with a lot of rain and wind.
Is there a way to definitely figure out what is floating in my pool and if it's ok for my kids to go in?