This April was my first time caring for my swimming pool alone. I haven't been able to see the bottom yet. Started with a very green pool, killed it. Used the BBB, not really sure what I was doing. Found mustard algae under my steps, killed it. Black mold was hiding inside the rails and step casings, killed it. Then had to eliminate the chlorine and lower the pH to kill water mold with more chemicals. Started all over to restore the chlorine and pH. Chemicals, chemicals, chemicals! Went around and around with them, overdosing some, reversing them with others. May have overdosed with clarifiers as well, flocking did absolutely nothing, nothing ever settled. My numbers have been fine for over a month now and holding chlorine (according to pool store) with no clarity at all. Can't see my second step but color is pretty anyway (blue/white).
These are my readings from a few days ago from the pool store's computer test
FC 2.32 ppm
I've even disassembled the pump and filter, cleaned everything out, flushed sand, used a DE type additive to filter, and 3 weeks later, not a bit of clarity. My last hope was to replace my 4 yr old pump, 10 yr old filter, and 1 yr old sand, pool store had nothing left for me to try. One week later with new system running 24/7, still cant see second step. Psi runs at 17/18 and has never budged (zero when off), same exact readings as the old one.
What am I missing???? Is my water contaminated with too many chemicals that just wont filter out? I'm reduced to tears here.
Wasn't sure where to put this other stuff but I have a 1 yr old, 24ft above ground Turtle Bay steel pool,
1 week old Hayward Pro series 18" filter with new 75lbs Zeosand, 1 week old 1hp Hayward Power Flo Martix pump. I shock once a week and keep a 3" tab in my strainer basket at all times.