I am renting a house w/ a pool. I've been here through the first summer and didn't have any problems. Beginning of the season I go to get my water tested and do all the steps I am told to do. Removed phosphate, rebalanced alkalinity by adding the amount they told me of sodium bicarbonate, kwik striped the filter. I was told that by de-phosphating the pool will turn cloudy white and that it was normal. So I didn't worry so much when the next day the pool with milky I used the clarifying tablets that came with it but it didn't improve. Now it's been 3 weeks and the pool is just as milky as it was before. I wish I not done all this as it was perfect before, pretty diamond clear water and now.. there are these tiny (about a mm) white particles in the water which I am assuming is making the water cloudy.
Don't know what to do next.. was thinking about flocking but I've read so much bad about it that I am not sure I should keep adding stuff to this pool and just wait and keep filtering and hopefully things will get better? though it has not change one bit in 3 weeks.