[Edit:split post:Please continue your pool clearing/balancing questions in this thread.jjparrish]
I have a light green 24 ft above ground pool, have been throwing sock and chlorine tablets in skimmer and a floater, changed sand in filter, chlorine level is very high ph 7.2 ish. when I vacuum the green on the bottom is more of a dust, causes a cloud. Water in glass jar is clear. Took water to be tested at the local pool place, was told the levels are all great and was told to turn off pool let everything settle and then vacuum first thing in the morning and then run filter and that I was suppose to stop backwashing so much, making the sand to clean. Put filter sock over skimmer basket and it is green after. Used 2 1/2 bottles of Algaecide 60, threw in some clarifying, have used regular bleach also, even though chlorine is reading high there is no smell of chlorine...help!!!!