Firstly, I have learned a ton from just reading here.
But my troubles seem to remain so I figured I better get some advice.
My pool is a 24 ft above ground round pool with a depth of 48". It has vinyl liner and is filtered by a sand Hayward setup.
Upon opening this year the water remained cloudy so I bought a somewhat better test kit (still HTH) and discovered that the Alkaline and PH levels were extremely low. I added some washing powder and baking soda over the course of a few days and those numbers seemed to come up. However, a few days ago the alkaline levels increased dramatically in what appears to be over night.
So here is where I am now, with a cloudy pool that you can just barely see the bottom of.
Chlorine : 3
Alkaline : 160
PH : 7.2
Cya : 90 (Trying to get this back down by just regular water replacement and backwash. Switched to using liquid chlorine end of last year.)
From what I have read on here, aerating the water should help lower the Alkaline levels and increase the PH I believe.
Anything thoughts are certainly welcome, as I thought it would have cleared up a little by now at least.
Sorry for the ramble.