Hello All I am new to the TFP forum and I welcome your advice so here goes.
I opened my pool this year to black water and a plethora of frogs and tadpoles. Not to mention, all the algae that was just a beast that kept roaring back...I still have frongs at night and they are hanging around the edge but not in the pool, however my pool is still opaque. It is blue but you cannot see through to the bottom. I can see at the shallow end but its still hazy. My pump is humming along at 12 psi which is my normal operating running pressure. When I need to backwash it heads up to 20 psi. I have 3/3" chlorine tablets in the skimmer.
I have read many articles in 'Pool School" and have ordered my own test ket but for now here is what the Pool Supply place returned after testing my pool chemistry:
Free Chlorine 7.4 ppm
Total Chlorine 8.5 ppm
Combined Chlorine 1.1 ppm
Hardness 240 ppm
Alkalinity(w/stabilizer correction) 7 ppm
Cyanuric Acid 10 ppm
Copper Not run
Iron Not run
Total Dissolved Solids Not run
I am desperate to get this thing clear but will follow your recomendations. I fear I am dumping checmicals and not addressing the problem.