Is This Algae Or What?
I have an 24' above ground pool. I put in a new liner and filled it with county water.
My pool levels are good, however, I am not sure what I have that forms in the bottom of my pool. It looks like grey clouds and when you sweep it, it just disentegrates into a cloud of smoke.
I vacuum with a pool rover and afterwards my pool looks great until 1-2 days later the stuff is back. Could this be algae or what?
Thanks for the question Rita
First, I'd like to have your complete chemical readings:
Chlorine, CYA (cyanuric acid/stabilizer), pH, Alkalinity, Calcium Hardness, and Metals (iron and copper).
It makes troubleshooting much easier and the process of clearing up your pool will go much faster. You can get this done at your local pool store. Without these numbers I'm just guessing at what the problem is.
I'd encourage you to get a Taylor FAS-DPD K-2006 pool test kit.
Pool Water Testing
Water Testing Kit
When you say country water does that mean well water? If so you'll want to get the metals in the water tested. Your problem could be algae, maybe yellow algae because it does tend to "smoke" up when it's brushed, but without the readings it's hard to tell.
Get back to me with the chemical numbers and I'm sure I can help.