Hi all. Normal story I guess. New pool owner bad previous owner. It was a swamp. I have been reading for a while and read thru pool school and got things much better but now I have hit a wall and can not get it any better. I know we like details and pictures so here goes.
16x32 in ground goes from 3 feet to 8 feet figuring about 24,000 gal
Vinyl liner just replaced.
new Hayward S244T sand filter and new sand
Hayward 1HP pump
Testing with LaMotte ColorQ 7 Pro
Using TriChlor for now
AquaBot to clean the bottom/walls
CYA 0 Hence the TriChlor
PH 7.1 Down due to Chlorine right?
ALK 75 No idea where this went
CH 107 Within +/- for the tester
CYA 23 Getting there
Cleaned all the junk out of the pool and have been keeping the chlorine above the yellow mustard algae level for about a week and shocking trying to get combined chlorine down. The fact that it stays up around .6 or so tells me that there is still organics in the water. But I would think that a week of filtering 24/7 at 7.5-8.0 FCL and daily manual and auto cleaning would have killed that by now no? So right now the pool is shocked to 10+ (max of tester) and the bot is running but the water is getting no clearer. What do I do. It's a blue gray color in the shallow end and I can see the bottom. The deep end is more of a green color and can only see down a few feet.
The entire pool
The deep end
The shallow end off to the right (dark spot) is the shadow of the wall.
I also owe you guys a few more pictures to explain the rock pile in the background.