Hi, never ever had a pool before, so I'm totally lost and the more I read, the more confused I get!
The problem is cloudy water. Not green or anything. Just cloudy. Can still see bottom, but it's hazy. Here is my info. Please help me.
16' x 48" above ground proseries metal frame vinyl pool. 5060 gal capacity.
Skimmerplus 1500 pool pump with filter cartridges. Changed those three times already. (Pump runs at least 8 hrs a day, but since water turned cloudy have pretty much been running non-stop)
Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System 15,000 gal
Filled with municipal water, not well.
Here are my numbers:
Alk 210 (I know that's high)
PH 8.4 (I know that's high)
FC 4 (good, right?)
Hardness 100 (low? And is that important?)
Copper is .2
When we started with the pool (bought it three weeks ago) my alk and ph were low, so I added baking soda. PH was perfect to start with, but alkalinity was slightly high. Haven't done any other treatments (other than initial salt and CYA) because I was unsure exactly what to do, and almost everything I read referred to chemically chlorinated pools, so I didn't know how that applied to saltwater chlorinated pools. Now ph and alk are too high and I don't know how to fix it. Please Advise with the assumption that I know absolutely nothing about pools, and probably won't understand abbreviations or industry slang. I've done the boost on the saltwater system but not sure if that even mattered since my FC was ok to start with. Please help.