Love the site and use it often. Post rarely but need a lesson. My water gradually started getting cloudy starting 2 weeks ago. Weather was mild when it started but I did have a point where chlorine level got below 1. I quickly remedied it and chlorine has been good since. Recent water test at pool store had my levels at:
It was reccommended I put 11lbs of CYA. I hate spending all that money so put in 8lbs. It has been a few days so it should full dissolved into water. Would guess my current CYA level is about 60.
Now, my pool still looks cloudy. Just a touch of aqua/greenish blue. Hard to see a definitive green, but when brushing the sides there is a cloud of something that is stirred up. So, I unfortunately decided I needed to treat the pool for algae. I dumped in 7.5 gallons of chlorine last night. Typically when I do this, the pool may remain cloudy but the agua greenish tint is gone (dead algae). This morning, I feel the pool is just about the same. The tint is still there. I don't have enough experience to tell me if there is algae or not. There have to be other reasons the water is cloudy and I want to learn what may be causing mine. How do I know if it's algae or not? What other causes should I be aware of? Thank you very much for help.