Hello everyone. I have been reading everything on the site for the past week and it is a gold mine! I have been battling a clarity and possible algae issue since the summer started and had zero luck fixing the issue. Including several trips to the pool store. After finding the forum and learning about the pool chemistry I went ahead and ordered a Taylor K-2006 test kit that arrived last night. Below are my results from testing yesterday at 5pm. My water is slightly cloudy but I can see the bottom. I keep getting debris (fine dust) all over the bottom which requires vacuuming every single day it seems. I replaced the sand in my filter last weekend after getting no better results from the pool stores recommendations of raising alkalinity and PH (both were very low to start). I would welcome anyones opinion on my levels and recommended actions for pool clarity and to cut down on the constant vacuuming every day....which has been going on for at least two weeks. I dont mind vacuuming it just seems this must be an issue.
6/19/14 Results @ 5pm
After these results were taken with the K-2005 I decided to add 100 oz of 8.25% Bleach to get my chlorine up to Shock level according to the best guess chlorine level chart. This morning I did not have time to test but the pool is still hazy. Thanks for any recommendations and all the shared info so far!