I started slamming with liquid chlorine over a week ago. Granted the pool was terrible since the owner (girlfriend) didn't want to put it to sleep last year with the proper level of chemicals so it was pretty nasty. I took out about 4 gallons of leaves and pine needles from the bottom but I can't see the bottom. Have been vacuuming blind and brushing but the pool doesn't seem to be getting better. When vacuuming I'm not getting any more material off the bottom so I'm pretty sure I've suck up all the organic matter I can but still I'm not getting any clearer.
I'm using up the 3" chlorine sticks she bought so I have the TA up at about 125 until I run out of those.
She wants to use the pool store stuff and I've had better luck following the simpler and less expensive method here up until this year. BUT, if it doesn't clear up soon she will be spending big $$$ on anything the pool store suggests to clear it up.
FC 7.5 this AM brought back up to 12
Total hardness 251
cloudy, slightly green haze and still can't see the shallow (4') bottom.
I have added Utikem Algaecide. Total of two gallons each a few days apart. Each gallon treats 25,000.
I'm getting ready to go get some DE for the sand filter and see if that will help, it's never taken this long to get the pool clear.
Any ideas or am I just in too big a hurry ??