Ok, first we bought out 24' round above ground, 52" pool last year, at the end of the season. It was never right last year, never completely clean. First off, Rec Warehouse recommended putting sand bags under our steps to stabalize them. I know stupid, stupid So, of course sand got all in bottom last year, finally got it all vacuumed out. So, we got to swim maybe a couple of weeks. In our new pool owner ignorance, we didn't cover it. Wow, what a mess. So, at the beginning of the season, started back with about 500.00 worth of Baquacil **** and still cloudy water.... My husband has been in the nastiness scrubbing walls, vacuuming, cleaning the cartridge filter and still, we are not swimming! So, I have finally come to the conclusion, time for the conversion to chlorine. We bought a new filter, but we are trying to hold off putting it in until after the conversion. The wonderful pool store recommended something that is supposed to "use up" all of the residual baquacil. We added that. I went down and checked earlier, and the psi is at 4! We have 2.5 hp baquapure pump. I took the filter out to see what it was running at and it is only at 15psi.... Totally lost. I need to get the pump going strong before adding the bleach... ANY suggestions???
Thank you all so much!