We are the proud new owners of my parent's old house in central texas, with of course an inground sports pool. I actually spent most of my child hood in this house but the pool was not put in until I left for college. Now I am pretty well versed in just about anything mechanical, but chemistry throws a wrench in my thought process.
I actually came across this forum while doing a google search on cleaning the pool after our recent flooding here in Texas. Normally, our pool is pretty easy to maintain, local company does our chemicals once a week and tests the water, I just run a vacuum a couple times a week and sweep as needed of course.
Now I am getting conflicting information from the company that does our chemicals and all my research, the pool company told me to keep vacuuming on filter, very slow, to remove all the dirt and sediment from the pool, however online everything I read says to vacuum on waste, we do have a popup valve in the front yard for our waste to run out, which is handy because you can just peer over the fence and check the condition of the waste water.
So with that said I'm in a pickle, I intend to have a BBQ on sunday and I have now been trying for 3 days to get my pool cleared up, it's not green, it is brown, I can only see the top of the first step. I can see dirt on the top step that accumulates there.
Pool company tested the water yesterday and said the balance is fine. What do I do? I've never seen the pool take this long to get cleared up.