Hi there, You have been so helpful so far. I'm so glad I found this site. I had a problem with algae about 2 weeks ago and that seems to have cleared up. I am still struggling with two issues. One is the cloudiness of the water, It does seem to be getting better by the day but it's still pretty cloudy-- now we can see about 3.5-4 ft down but can't make out the pattern on the liner clearly. I ordered the recommended test kit and have the following readings taken today:
Total C 1
FC 1.5 ppm
I have had a difficult time keeping the chlorine level high enough and have been adding tons of shock but am now worried I am impacting the CYA levels? Not sure. Do I need to used a chlorine stabilizer to get the chlorine to read higher consistently? I shocked last night with 3 1 lb bags of shock and this morning total chlorine was over 5 and about 3:30 today it's already down to low again. I think I need to adjust the pH too. Do I just add more soda ash? I would love any and all feedback from you. I am desperate at this point and have spend close to $400 on chemicals just this past 2 weeks. I don't want to put anything else in the pool till I have a game plan. Also is it possible that my filter is not working and that's why it is not cleared up? I do notice sometimes when I am vacumming that brown water comes back through the returns and also there is constantly sand on the stairs. Thoughts about this? Pool company says I should get a DE filter. Would love feedback about this too. Thanks!!