We moved into a house last year. The pool was green-Ill make this story short.
We have done everything we have been told to do by both the pool professional and the pool store. The pro replaced the sand that had apparently never ever been replaced by the former owners and the pool started clearing up a bit. He put some stuff in it and it went from green to blue. It is now cloudy and has been for a week. We were told not to vacuum or stir it up until the pool guy can see the bottom of the pool. Three days ago he put in 70 gallons of chlorine.
I took the water to the pool store to have tested yesterday and here are the results:
18K gallon pool
We were told to add baking soda 16lbs diluted and split into 4 treatments 2 hours apart and then 2 lbs of shock. Which we did. This morning I went out and it is cloudier than ever and I haven't had it tested yet but you can't smell chlorine at all. Pool guy says not to vacuum until I can see the bottom.
I am at a loss. we have been doing this for over a month already. It is Texas we are about to hit weeks on end of high 100's outside and I have 2 kids that would really like to enjoy the pool. We have canceled two pool parties already. We are getting disappointed.
PS-I have read through pool school.