So I've spent about $40 this week attacking a cloudy pool. Getting it and keeping it at recommended shock is a bear and it seems to drop down to between 5-10 in less than a day.
I am scrubbing and vacuuming...could be doing a better job but I don't remember anything like this two years ago.
Been adding DE to the sand filter too. Two years ago I did that and used some Leslie's clarifier an the pool cleared in about three days. Did the same this year but (unlike two years ago) a cannot see the blue specks circulating in the water when passing over a white ladder. So I don't want to dump another bottle of that stuff in.
On a good note: I can start to see the floor so there is slight improvement. My question is (other than getting ready of the &%^&%! cloudiness - why is FC disappearing so fast within the day?
Here are numbers thus far.
pH - 8.0 (didn't know this til this evening - three+ year old reagent so not sure if that has anything to do with it)
TA - 70
CH - not ran
CYA - 40
* I'm having to use the Taylor "multiplier" system for FC until I can get a FAS-DPD test.
Thanks in advance.