I posted this over in Chemistry 201, but I wasnt sure if I should post it here instead... This is my first post and I apologize if I posted in the wrong group.
Greenish blue/ cloudy water please help
Hello- I just put up a 24ft round x 48 inch deep above ground pool one month ago...it has been pretty challenging to get the water looking clear and the pool clean. I got the water trucked in, then added what the pool store told me to, two days later I went out of town for a few days for work and I come home and find my pump quit working and the pool is green. I used a floc, and it worked, the next day everything was laying on the bottom of the pool and the water was clear, i vacuumed to waste a few times to get it out, got more water trucked in, but still had a greenish tint to the water, now its just cloudy and still greenish blue. The last 3 weeks I have spent a few hundred dollars going off the pool stores recommendations to clear it up...I have used a algacide , clarifier , shocked and nothing has changed the last two weeks. I have backwashed the sand filter, today I used a cleaner to clean the sand which my wife purchased. I dont know what else to do, maybe replace the filter? If that dont work just drain it? My wife purchased the pool used and it is 4 years old. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Here are my numbers for the pool..
FC-12.. I just shocked it last night
Tot. Alkalinity 142
Adj. Total Alk. 129
Total Hardness- 265
Borates 12 the print out says ideal is 30-35?
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