I hope someone can help me figure this out.
Pool has been a nightmare this year. Have had algae earlier in the year that shock level of chlorine stopped. Weather has been tough on the usage of the pool and it barely is warm enough to swim in now that it is August. I admit that I don't check my chemicals daily like I should, but will post several sets of results.
Currently, the water is slightly cloudy (greenish tint). There is a layer of green dust on the bottom of the pool. I call it dust because it is very fine and does vacuum up, but as the vacuum or any water movement passes over it it stirs into the water. We run the filter 24/7 and have been running the vacuum a lot and it will make paths in the green dust. I have been backwashing it out as well - need to add more water I have backwashed so much. BUT, as I vacuum the cloudiness gets worse. I think the dust is filtering back into the pool as I vacuum. The green dust is not slimy feeling in any way and really feels like silt. We do live on a dirt road (so we do have an issue with brown dust that vacuuming takes care of), have a lot of trees and have a lot of farms around. But this green dust has me confused. My guess it is pollen, but really not sure. I have not had green dust in past years.
We really want to be able to use the pool, but not sure if we should use it with this green dust/cloudiness. We did swim in it Monday night. The kids want to swim again, so I don't want to raise the FC to shock level unless I have to. If I should raise it, I will. I never have any CC levels. Oh, and I am using a FAS/DPD test kit for the FC/CC readings.
Latest test results taken today at 2:30pm
FC=6 - I added a jug of Clorox (from Sam's Club) this morning
7/31 (these results a night after adding 2 jugs of Clorox knowing we would be out of town)
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