Hi all, I'm new here and to pool maintenance in general so please excuse my ignorance with certain things. This is the first spring I've lived in this house, and opened the pool. Over the winter, it turned into a swamp. I'm having a real hard time getting the water to clear up. I've spent hundreds at the pool store so far, in chemicals. They test my water, tell me what to buy and I follow their instruction. However, it's still green and cloudy (although it got a little lighter now). I can't get a handle on this thing. I've read most of the stickies on this forum and others but I must be missing something.
My pool is approximately 80,000 Liters (21,100 gal). I have a sand filter, and use bromine tablets (brominator).
I went to the pool store yesterday and I was asked to add Alkalinity, and shock the pool using powered shock (sorry don't have the name in front of me). I did this, then scrubbed the walls and bottom to stir up any algae. Then I added a liter of Algaecide. So far, nothing's changed.
With test strips, PH and Alkalinity numbers look fine. I do notice that my Bromine levels are low (around 1 PPM). But my brominator is full and on MAX, also I added some bromine tabs to the skimmer to help get the level up. This is what the pool store asked me to do.
I'm really at a loss now - I'm going to take another water sample to the store today at 11AM to see the exact numbers are. I will post back my chemical numbers for you guys, and any help is greatly appreciated.