Hello, I don't see a signature line so here is all my information. I have an Intex ultra frame 22x52 (box states 10400ish gallons, figuring with math I get 11400 gallons). the pool is in full sun from sunrise until sunset. I am using the chlorine cartridge filter that came in the box it states 2600ish gph flow rate. I have a walmart 6 way test kit and also have my water tested at local pool store about once a week. I have kept chlorine in my pool at all times and have never let it go below 2ppm. I have had crystal clear water until about two wks ago when I tried to vacuum the pool with my vacuum attached to the filter to get the pollen off the floor of my pool that had settled there. The pollen this year has been really bad around here. The vacuum that comes with these pools stinks to say the least. So with the help of my home builder he gave me an idea of how to make a connection so that I could use a "real" hose and vacuum attached to the filter. It worked but the problem I had after trying to vacuum was it blew the "fluff" pollen right through the filter and back into the pool making it a very cloudy green color.
Here are the testing records I have kept.
Date TC PH TA FC CC CH CYA
08 / 04 3.0 7.5 120 (pm test)
08 / 04 added 8oz dry acid – 32oz chlorine – 1.5oz filter fiber – 6oz clarifier
08 / 04 2.0 7.5 120 (am test)
08 / 02 added 8oz dry acid – 8oz clarifier – 3oz filter fiber
08 / 02 3.2 7.8 160 3.2 0.0 170 30 Pool Store test
07 / 31 2.0 7.5 still green – shocked added 100+ oz
07 / 30 3.0 7.5 120 added 9oz of blue clarifier from pool store
07 / 29 5.0 7.5 still green
07 / 27 5.0 7.5 still green
07 / 26 5.0 7.3 130
07 / 25 added 6oz of dry acid
07 / 25 5+ 7.6 140 still running filter 24/7 - getting better very slowly
07 / 23 added 15oz of stabilizer
07 / 23 added 10oz of dry acid
07 / 23 9.4 7.8 150 9.4 0.0 160 15 Pool Store test
07 / 22 3.0 7.4 120 added 32oz hth super shock
07 / 21 3.0
07 / 20 added 1# of CYA to pool
07 / 19 Saturday - started running filter 24hrs a day trying to clear up pollen vacuuming just blew it around in the pool.
added 1# CYA
07 / 18 4.7 7.7 160 4.7 0.0 170 10 Pool Store test
07 / 16 2.0 7.2 lots of rain past wk – tried to vacuum pollen in pool - cloudy
07 / 15 2.0 7.2 120
07 / 09 3.0
07 / 08 3.0 7.2 120 160
I know this is ending up as a long starting post but I thought you would like to see the records I have been keeping and where my water tests are at and they have been. I have no CC in my pool. and according to my test results my water should be clear. the guy at the pool store Saturday couldn't believe my water was green.
And I also have no copper or iron in my water, those results show zero for both.
I have been running the filter 24/7 for almost 2 wks now and it's like it's just going through the filter or most of it, I also am cleaning the cartridge 2 times a day.
???????? any thoughts on what I might try. I am now trying jacks magic filter fiber and using a natural clairifier trying to bind the small particals together hoping my filter will pick more of them up and eventually clear the water up.
and my pool temp range is from 74 during day and maybe 70 at night.
Any ideas??? Thanks for the help. Kiddy.