It seems that most of our friends who have private pools have experienced problems this year. The weather has encouraged algae and cloudiness, and both have been difficult to remove.
We've tried almost everything to clear the water; Ph Plus, anti-Algae, Floculant, Lady M's prayers, and various other methods that came recommended. It didn't stop us swimming, but the water was permanently slightly opaque..
With the strange mix of chemicals, eventually our pale blue liner began to turn 'brownish' beneath the water line, and we started to panic.
Luckily, I have an excellent solution for this discolouration; Vitamin C. Yes, Vitamin C.
I poured about a kilo of Vit' C powder into the path of the water jets, and in no time the colour changed back to a sparkling blue. Almost a miracle.
My today's job is/was to close down for winter. Our last swim was made in water of 23 C, and I can't see it rising. It's been a great swimming year, but it's now time to say goodbye until about June 2019.
You cannot imagine how I hate looking out on this!