Great topic. Been reading on here for a couple of weeks. Here's the situation: Intex 3375 gallon pool was set-up a couple of weeks ago. It sees a lot of use, and I've tried to manage this with daily pH & chlorine monitoring/adjusting.
My trouble is the haze that develops after just a few days. I don't think it's algae, because it came so quickly. Looking into it at night with a flashlight really shows the amount of suspended solids in the water. I'm able to sink these and clear the pool with flocculant, but this pool doesn't favor vacuuming the sunken matter.
After reading about the BBB method, I decided to give it a shot. I first ordered the TP-100 test kit. I then bought bleach, borax, and baking soda. Before adding these 3 items, the test results were:
Using the pool calculator for my pool and test results, I added 29oz bleach, 20oz Borax, and 17oz baking soda. I'm expecting magic within a few days. Will the suspended solids/cloudy water always be an issue inherent to the pool size and poor filtration?
I don't think that flocculant is the answer, and really want to get crystal water with the BBB method. I'm willing to put some effort into this. Am I on the right track?
Also, I keep reading about Di-Chlor. I looked for this in the Wal-Mart pool supply area tonight. I found stabilizer that contained CYA. Is this the same as di-chlor? I'm waiting to get the pH and chlorine levels to a desired level before adding CYA, correct?
Thanks so much.