First time poster here but I'm struggling with my pool this season. Too many problems.
For starters, I have a mesh winter cover that lets water though. So each season I open to Green water with various levels of algae growth. Same this year.
Thus far I've shocked roughly 10+ times (40+ gallons total), 4 gallons per shocking. Current readings are:
Calcium Hardness 200
Chlorine 5+ (above scale reading ability)
Cyanuric acid... none measureable; added yesterday via sock in the pool method
Temp 75; Heater & Chlorinator in-line (heater valved off-line).
Today is the first day I see any resemblance of clarity, but can not see the deep end main drain. Still hazey... HELP!
I also have an intake air leak, yet un-located. But I've read the ideas here on the TF web site and tried them all. I've used a soapy leak detector solution. In the past when sprayed on a air leak source, the air in the pot would disappear. Not so this time; So I hate to shudder if I have an underground leak? I have an intake diverter valve and bought a replacement; Replaced pumps seals two years ago -- wondering if replacing my impeller might help?
Because when diverter is 100% main drain, it never achieves full suction (Impeller?)
When diverter is 100% Skimmer, same problem.... which I'm lead to believe could be leaking intake side? But since 100% main doesn't work perfectly either, I'm stumped.
My flow is still a respectable force, so I don't think air leak (prob #2) is the cause of prob # 1.. but I need help!