We have a 18ft wide and 4 ft deep above ground pool with sand filter. Our pool is about 4 yrs old and last yr we put new sand in. The pump/filter is working good with no problems.
My husband and I opened our pool in May..had pretty good luck clearing it up after we opened it. I went on vacation and while I was gone the pool got algae I believe to the very hot triple digits we have been having. I came home to lovely grass green water. So we added algae stuff to it and liquid cholorine...this usually works however, this time it didn't. We have put in floc, sprakle up, clarifer, and about 200 other dollars work of stuff with no luck.
So the other day we drained the pool about 2 ft down..hoping it would help it clear up. HA! It is still cloudy.
Our levels look good...according to the little tester kit we have FC/chlorine is 1 or a 2..(it is a nice light yellow in the test kit)....PH is 7.5...Alk is in ok range per the test kit...but the CYA was low..so this morning I added a little bit to get it back up.
Last night I shocked it with a bag of shock. This morning I got in the pool and spent over an hour vacuuming it. I vacuumed the walls, the steps, and the bottom. I also went around with my feet feeling to see if things were slimy or left behind from vacuum and the bottom of the pool is clean, except for some leaves and a few bugs that came up.
We have hard water where I live and the filter thing we put on the hose got clogged so we ended up taking it off half way refilling the pool. So now the water is a yellowish/light green color. NO algae.
I believe the water is this way b/c it was a light blue cloudy before we dumped some of the water and with the rust in the water it has turned it this way. I need help clearing up the water.
The water is so warm and we want to swim. Need suggestion and help....please. Before I go ape over this pool. lol