I've been battling cloudy water since I got this pool running in June. I got it used in May from a guy who had it for the past 8 years.
It's grey/bluish cloudy, not green at all.
In fact my numbers are as follows:
CYA - 30
FC - 10
PH - 7.6
TA - 70
CH - 210
I had put new sand in my filter, Hayward 220. I did not backwash the sand at all, just threw it in there and let her rip. This is what I'm thinking is my problem. I didn't backwash. Now, almost 2 months later and I still can't see the bottom of the steps! I tried adding DE to the filter and my pressure didn't even raise. I let it sit for a couple of days and then did a backwash. Cloudy water came out....and kept coming. I then changed it to rinse and now sand is flowing out! What the heck is going on? I'm thinking that I'm not even filtering my water at all. Why would sand be coming out during the rinse cycle. I do have a constant drip when I am in filter mode, slow but constant. Could the multi port be shot? Do I need new laterals? I'm baffled......