So I uncovered my pool about a week ago, and had a swamp in my IG (34000 gal). I cleaned out basically all of the organic load in the pool...vacuumed the entire pool last night and got almost nothing out. I had shocked the pool earlier this week on Monday with double the shock that was needed, filled my chlorinator and everything is in service, but my water has been cloudy since then, and doesn't seem to be clearing up very much at all. I have a TF-100 for my testing and ran the numbers last night. On my drop test, I noticed that when I added the DFD powder, the water didn't turn pink, but a greyish color. I rinsed, cleaned and re-sampled until I got the water in the graduated cylinder pink, then put one drop of 870 liquid in, and the water turned a greyish color. I never could get it back clear. I also used the included daily test kit chlorine test, and it came back clear. I have shocked the pool multiple times in the past week to try to make sure I killed the organic load. So my question is...how long are the chemicals in the kit good for? I've had the kit for about 2 years, always kept inside a drawer in a dark room. Is it possible that even though I've overloaded the pool with chlorine that the sun/organic load has gotten past it? I've also noticed that my chlorinator won't charge full with water, but the pucks are dissolving. Could my chlorinator be bad or have bad flow control?
FC - as mentioned above, couldn't determine...looked on the final test as 0.5 or lower
FC - (daily kit) clear, showed nothing
CYA - 70ish
pH - 6.5ish
water clean, but cloudy, can barely see the bottom of the shallow end
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