I have followed your site and advice for a couple of years now and have usually been able to resolve my issues without having to ask a question myself. This time, however, I am so overloaded with information that I am going to give it a try. Our pool is 20 years old and we are on year three of a new liner and concurrent switchover to a SWG. Last fall the leaves got ahead of me and we just shut down and have been fighting it out with the water for the past couple of weeks. I believe, though there is no way to be sure at this point, that I have most of the leaves and debris out of the pool. I started SLAMming 10 days ago. Filter and Polaris running round the clock. After about 3 to 4 days I achieved the water I have now and I have seen almost no change since, in spite of keeping chlorine levels between 20 -24 ppm and applying algaecide twice. Just today I have let the chlorine drift down below 20. Current test results are:
pH 7.2(but I know this reading is whacked up because of the high chlorine, so who knows?)
CYA 40 -50
The pool is a milky light jade color. Hopefully the pic will help, but the reflection from the sky is pretty intense. I have never before NOT at least been able to turn the rascal white and then proceed from there. I also don't know how much of this color that I am seeing is reflection from sky and this liner which is patterned all the way up the side as opposed to the old one that had a sizeable band of white below the border (haven't really had this issue since we got the new liner).
I have purchased new sand for the filter, but haven't changed it out yet. Thought I would see what suggestions someone here might offer. I am pretty sure that people are starting to wonder what I am doing with ALL the bleach I've been buying!!
I have tried to include all info requested, but if I left something out, please let me know.