I have a 12,000 gallon inground pool. I live in a somewhat rural area with several farm fields around me, including one just 30 yards from my pool. My issue is I just woke up to a cloudy pool for the second time in 2 weeks. My local pool dealer tells me it is the chemicals the farmers are using that drift into my pool. They talk about anhydrous amonia, mostly. They tell me that if I cover my pool, like with a solar cover, it will not do any good, it will still "turn". Then I have to purchase $140.00 of liquid chlorine (32 gallons), dump it in and hope it is enough to bring my pool back.
I have a couple of questions... First, is there anything I can do to combat/stop/avoid this?
Second, If I converted to a saltwater pool will I have the same problem?
Thank you very much for your time and information. I hope to hear from you soon.