Last week you guys helped me with an issue of sand/silt getting in the pool through the returns. I replaced the sand in my filter and that problem is solved.
It has been a week and the water is still cloudy. The water does not look dirty or green - it is pale blue - just not very clear. I tested the water yesterday with an Aqua Chem tester that only teste CL, BR, and PH. The CL levels at the first 10 seconds were 0.6; and after 5 minutes were 1.5. The BR level after 5 minutes was 3.4. The PH level was 7.6.
I know that this test kit is very basic and doesn't cover everything. I also do not know how old it is or how long the testing chemicals are good for. I will have Leslies test this afternoon and will post those numbers later today. I do plan on buying a better test kit soon.
Everytime the pool gets like this my wife wants to buy some clarifier to collect the floaters and trap them on the bottom. Does this work - or does it cause future problems? It seems that when I start using those types of products I have to keep using them or start using other products to counter the side effects.
I want to have clear sparkling water for once..........