I've been reading a lot on here and I know now that floc is not recommended. However, I unfortunately already used it and it's not clearing up! I have a 27' round AG. We had a hole in our winter cover so when we opened the pool it was very green! We added algecide, and LOTS of chlorine. The FC levels are high and have been reading high for about a week now, the Ph also very high. The people at the pool store told us to add some meratic acid to lower the Ph, which we did and now the Ph is a little low. Everything else is good though. Our water however has been so cloudy that we haven't been able to see two feet into the water yet! First we were told it was the chemical imbalance, but that's taken care of....then we were told to use a clarifier, so we did and still no change.
So yesterday we went to a different pool store, brought in a sample and they told us to add to some water from our hose to bring the ph levels up and to add a floc. So we did this, let the pool run for about 90min and shut it off. Got up this morning and no change at all. Now we see the stuff floating in the water. We have a 1hp sand filter, we have tried to vaccum what we can to waste, but with not being able to see the bottom of the pool and the fact that we can still see stuff floating it seems pointless.
My question is...will it hurt my filter to run it with the floc floating in the pool? That and what do you think we need to do to get clear water. The lady at the first pool store said "this might just be a year you have a cloudy pool" I don't want to settle for that. Any help would be greatly appreciated.