I am a new pool owner. We bought a house this past winter that has a pool and we have been trying to get it swimmable for about the past month. We had a pool company come out and open the pool (take out plugs, get pump working, ect), but now we are trying to get the pool from green to blue. The pool is about a 30,000 gallon in ground pool with a vinyl liner. It is also a saltwater pool, so it has a SWG. The pump/filer is a Pentair labeled FNS Plus....I think it is a cartridge filter. I am at the point where I just don't know what to do anymore. I have researched every night on how to get the pool clear and have tried it, but my pool is still not clear. I have started adding chlorine to it in the evening and morning, as well as brushing the sides, vacuuming, and then backwashing the pump/filter. It seems like when I add chlorine the pool goes from light green to a cloudy blue, but as soon as I start brushing and vacuuming it becomes all murky again and then goes back to a greenish color. Our SWG has not been running fully yet either, as it seems like we do not have enough salt (even though we have added 5 40lb bags and 7 50 lb bags). I have also used the powder shock many times, as well as liquid....now realizing that it was probably a waste as I did not do it in a short time period, but did it in days or a week span. But, as stated, I am now (since last night) adding liquid chlorine in the evening and morning, along with brushing and vacuuming during the day. Here are my pool levels, except for CYA as I don't seem to have a test for that:
FC = 1
PH = 7.5
Alkalinity = 150
Salt = 950
I would love any help please! Our weather is finally getting warm and we are ready to swim....but our pool is not.