Like many newbies to this site, I have a problem with my pool that I'm hoping to get help with. I can't get the cloudy/murkiness in our pool to clear up.
After doing some reading here, I'm supposing that it is an algae problem. We have a 12,000 gallon, fiber glass, in ground pool with a single 75 sq ft area cartridge filter. Well water is used to fill the pool. We are running the pool 24/7, clean the filter at least 2x a day, and have tried adding clarifier, DE, and algaecide, all without any positive results. Unfortunately, we do not have a filter to waste set up and the manufacturer says that for hydrostatic reasons, we can't drain (siphon) the pool more than six inches below full. We did notice that there is now a white milky scum like substance on the filter before we clean it, but don't know if that is the result of the DE and /or if it means that we are making any progress in our attempts to clear up the water.
Here are our stats:
Total Chlorine: 8
Free Chlorine: 8
Total Alkalinity: 142
Adjusted Tot. Alkal.: 112
Total Hardness: 189
We've had the pool for four years and this is the first time we have encountered such a troublesome problem. Any suggestions to help us get the water sparkling clear again would be greatly appreciated.