We bought our house w/ the AG pool earlier this year. Its 4 years old and had been a chlorine pool. I decided to convert it to a Baquacil system. I had pretty good results with the softswim and our Intex pool for 2 years. After many $$$, I had my pool clear after about 2 months of dealing with it. About 2 weeks ago, it really needed to be cleaned because there was a white dust like substance on the walls and bottom. I had never actually vacuumed it out because I had a real hard time getting that to work. So, I figured it was just dirty. I finally got the vacuum to work, but when I vacuumed to filter, all the white stuff came shooting back into the pool. So, I immediately set it to vacuum to waste. Well that and backflushing it took about 6 inches of water out of the pool. After refilling w/ city water and adding more oxidizer and sanitizer, I thought I was good. However, a couple days later, it was green and has been green ever since. I've been pounding it with oxidizer & sanitizer to get it clear again w/ no success. I went to the pool store today to get the water tested. According to the results, the Oxidizer level is higher than the max & the Biguanide level is higher than the max. So I guess there's enough of that stuff in it, but why is it still green? ph is high at 8.3, alkalinity is high at 242. The pool store had me add a whole bottle of poolife Defend+ & 2 capsfuls of pool perfect+ Phosfree. Just added it tonight. He also said it is ok to put a smart stix in my skimmer. Now as far as I heard, I should not be adding any chlorine to the pool. Can anyone confirm this is ok to do?
After reading all the posts here and messing w/ this pool for 2+ months now along w/ the expense, I'm ready to switch. I'm pretty sure my sand filter needs to be changed anyway as it over 4 years old. Just don't know if I should do it now or wait until spring when I open up. The Oxidizer & Sanitizer levels are very high, so do I have to wait until all that runs out?