I finally got my new pool set up this past week end. A 12 x 24 x 52 Intex ultra frame with a Hayward S210T sand filter w/ 1 1/2 hp pump filled with 100 lbs of eco sand and 224 sq ft of solar panels on the roof.
Everything appeared normal. The pool was filled the previous week end but no plumbing was finished until this past week end.
As soon as I turned on the pump (9 p.m. Sunday night after working all week end installing solar and plumbing) to check for leaks the water turned from clear to cloudy. I could no longer see the bottom of the pool.
I have backwashed and rinsed three times now to no avail. This morning the water has changed from murky to green.
Any suggestions of what to do?
Is it normal with sand filters for the water to do that? I am new to them. Should I not have used the eco sand?
Am I going to have to drain everything and start over?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.