Hoping someone can point me in the right direction to help clear my water up. Last Friday I replaced my pool pump&motor after the old one finally gave way. Unfortunately by the time the pump had shipped and I had time to install it my pool had been sitting stagnant for a week and turned green. After an Algaecide treatment last Saturday morning the water had turned a cloudy blue again within 7 hours. Sunday morning I vacuumed and backwashed the pool, added shock and water clarifier. Fast forward to today and slowly but surely clarity in the water is starting to come back, but still generally cloudy. This evening I took a water sample to my local pool store and the results are as follows:
TA: 120 ppm
The clerk at the store recommended PhosFree as the only item that registered high in my test was Phosphates at 200 pbb
Prior to purchasing I wanted to post here and see if I could have some further advice on:
a) Should I purchase the PhosFree, or was the clerk trying to pitch me on something?
b) Any recommendations on clearing up the cloudy water, or just continue to let the filter do its work with periodic backwashing?
I have a sand filter, the pool is approximately 23,000 gallons and I am in Scottsdale, Az. Thanks again for all of your help!