We bought an Intex 16 x 48 (6000 gallon) above ground pool last summer. For the most part it was a trouble free summer. We had a few hiccups but overall we were happy with our swimming experience.
This year however is a whole other ball game. We have had the pool up since mid June and literally swam maybe 7 days. No matter what combination of chemicals we try we just cannot get the water crystal blue and sparkling. First the water is cloudy, than green. Almost clear than cloudy again. Back to green and once again almost clear. Now we are at cloudy again.
We have visited all the usual suspects in the chain store nation. We have been told more stories than I care to count. We need acid. We don't need acid. We need more chlorine. We have to much chlorine. We need conditioner. We need some yellow removal ****. Some algae cleaner. We need a new pump.
We did buy a new pump and the water is circulating like there is no tomorrow. So we are good on that front. Now if we can just make the water happy we might be able to swim before the end of the August.
Here are the current measurements.
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. If I cannot find a working solution I am sure the wife will have the pool on Craig's List before long.