First off, a major thanks to this website. I am a first-time pool owner and managed to BBB my pool from a dark green swamp to something that now somewhat resembles water I would like to swim in.
I killed off all of the pool's algae by keeping my FC at 10 for a full day using Clorox and pool store algaecide. After 24hrs of filtering, my water went directly from swamp to cloudy blue with an off-the-scale PH of 8.5+. I used pool store PH- to bring my PH level down to 7.2 and have just added enough Borax to (hopefully) bring my PH up to a normal 7.5.
I now have a pool with normal numbers, but cloudy blue water. I thought that adjusting my PH would take care of the cloudiness, but the PH is now in a normal range yet the water is not clear. I am at a loss as to how to fix this. Any ideas?
Here are my numbers:
FC: 1-3 (I adjust this daily using Clorox)
CYA: ~30 (I added stabilizer through my skimmer yesterday. I hope to bring this up to 40 from 0, my starting level)
I have a 15,000 gal. above ground pool with a sand filter. I have been running my filter 24/7.