I'm gonna post, then get back to "Pool School".
My pump wasn't working properly, basically had a ton of air leaks. The whole thing needs to be replaced; just trying to get through the summer. Silicone is my new best friend...
Lately in Phoenix: wind, rain, and lots of debris. The bottom was gettin' dirty (wasn't using the vacuum cuz of the pump problems), and the water was gettin' cloudy.
No big deal, I thought, I'll just run the pump on overtime. 24/7 Baby. Connected the vacuum and left for the day. Evidently, the vacuum stirred up a lot, and my poor pool became a thick, kinda brown mess.
Disconnected the vacuum; ran the pump with just the skimmer. 1 day later....I've got a green pool that only a frog could love.
One of those "floaty things" that I keep full of Cl tabs.
CYA....through the roof...greater than 100 ppm
Free Cl...through the roof...about 7 ppm
Total Cl...5 ppm
Combined Cl....-2 ppm? am I doing the math wrong?
Total Alkalinity....190 ppm....
I understand that a cloudy pool will throw off the CYA level....
I'm running the pump 24/7, still have the floating Cl thing going on. No vacuum action, just the skimmer.