I'm new to this site - and learning a lot. I have an indoor swimming pool for dogs business. Been running it for 3 months now, have my water tested weekly at the pool store and have been using their products to keep things balanced (BioGuard) and shocking weekly. I'm constantly struggling with cloudy water, and am spending a ton of $$ of their products and researching for better methods.
I have a 16'x32'x4' Intex pool, Hayward 1hp Sand filter 100lb of sand, Zodiac Nature2 Vessel, Intex skimmer and gas heater. The pool is set up indoors, using an air-to-air exchange to manage humidity. The pool is kept at 82 degrees, room temp at 77.
On a typical day we have 12 swims - which averages out to 16 dog a day swimming in the pool (people can swim up to 2 dogs per session).
I'm confused about the Nature2 system - since the mineral cartidge adds in copper - but then when I get my water tested they say the copper is high and needs to be removed.
Also I'm using the Smart Shock with sodium dichloro - will using bleach be enough considering the amount of use this pool gets?
I would love to get the pool more balanced for longer periods of time and use less products. Would switching to baking soda and bleach be enough to manage this pool with so much use?
Any info/advice would be awesome!