Hello, this is my first post although I have been reading and using the sites information for a month or so. First I would like to say that I have an above ground 18' x 48" Intex vinyl pool with a sand filter. I have an inline SWCG that I used all last year, which was also my first year ever owning a pool. I lined everything out and let the SWCG do its job and I had to do hardly anything all year it stayed beautiful and in range. It was my wife's job to winterize the pool and it didn't happen and due to work demand it got away from me. when I decided to open in 3 weeks ago it was greenish black and full of thick algae. there was about 12 inches of debris on the entire bottom of the pool. So I first made the mistake of shocking the **** out of in with HTH Super shock and keeping chlorine at about 30ppm. this went on for about a week until the green went to a light cloudy teal and I hade 98% of debris out of the pool. I have been running sand filter 24/7 for 3 weeks also backwashing frequently. I stopped using the shock granules and started using chlorine bleach. I backed it off to about 15 ppm and worked on getting all of my other results into spec. After another 1.5 weeds of cloudy water I started adding DE to my sand filter and a tiny bit of clarifier into the pool with my vacuum turned upside down at the bottom of the pool to act as a main drain. Ihave been doing this for about a week with constant brushing and raking. my pool is still cloudy. I can see the botton just fine but still very cloudy. Using my handy dandy TF100 test kit. I have been testing the water no-stop. results for last night are as follows:
This morning I did full tests and got:
Is there anything I can do too clear this pool up in the home stretch? It seems to have stalled out where its at just on the brink of being done. I would like to discontinue bleach usage and revert back to SWCG for the summer but wanted to line the pool out first. (one thing at a time you know. my salt is very low from draining about 2' of water for winter which was the only winterizing done) any advice would be great. Pool store guy was no help, just wanted to sell me like 300 dollars worth of stuff and didn't seen legit. thanks.