Took the winter cover off and the water was very green and dirty. The area above the water line looked like dirt had dried on the walls. Upon touching it, it felt more like sandpaper. Filled the pool with water, and started the process of clearing the water 12 days ago. Scooped leaves, vacuumed, slammed and scrubbed. The water has cleared some each day and I vacuum each day and continue to scrub the brown off the walls and steps. I have to scrap the brown off the skimmer because brushing won't get it off. Any ideas on what the brown grit could be? We had to replace a part on the pump and the inside had this gritty feel on the o-rings.
This is just the second year we have owned the pool. Bought the place from the bank and don't have any history on the equipment or pool. Also, the SWG is flashing limited life and we have not added salt this year. We are seriously considering just turning off the SWG.
We are using liquid bleach, baking soda and muriatic acid as our chemicals. Todays test results are:
Water temp 79 degrees and the water is a little cloudy.
Do you think it will be safe to swim with the brown stuff on the walls and steps.
Thanks for your help.