Ok, so my husband and I are new to the pool world and have been hearing it's a bad spring for pools in Michigan this year.
We learned about a week ago that we had phosphates in our pool. They were up to about 3000. We put in the amount of Phos free that our pool store suggested, but what we didn't know was that when we vacuum we had to vacuum to waste (we're newbies...) So our water became cloudy and we haven't been able to hold any chlorine in the pool (which was the case when we found out about the phosphates). We have since vacuumed it (the correct way) about 3 times. The water is still a bit cloudy, however it is getting clearer, but this morning i saw more sediment on the bottom to be vacuumed up. We put in 4 gallons of liquid chlorine last night as there was none in our pool earlier in the day when we took a sample to our pool store.
My question is, how long should this take and are we doing the right thing?
We do have a sand filter and a gunnite pool if that matters.