We recently moved to a new home with a pool and the day before opening it flooded due to really bad storms. A lot of mud and debris got in the pool and it was murky brown when we opened it. Since then, we've been taking water samples to a nearby pool store to try to get the pool clean. The pool had an old cartridge filter which could not handle the murky water so we installed a sand filter on Saturday. We also added a flocculant after the filter installation THis has made quite a bit of difference, but the water is still very murky. We vacummed to waste on Sunday, but had to do it blindly since we couldn't see the bottom of the pool
Current status: on Sunday we had another water test. ph still high at 8, free chlorine at 7, alkalinity too high. All other numbers were in range. The recommendation was chemicals for lowering ph and alkalinity and a clarifier. As of this morning, the water is still far from clear and the bottom is still just barelly visible on the shallow end. Should we add more flocculant and clarifyer or do we just need to be more patient and let the filter and chemicals do their job? I'm not sure how long this process should take.
Thank you everyone in advance! (I'm glad I found this forum - it looks like there a lot of very knowledgable people here!!!!)