Hi everyone! I'm pretty excited to finally be a member of TFP after three long years of wanting a pool. We just put up an Intex (I know, I know) 18' x 48" round AG pool in June. It was looking amazing for the first 4 weeks, then we had a HUGE storm (which we needed in So Cal, but often causes problems). I didn't know it, but the storm caused the GFCI that the pump was plugged into to trip. So...the pump and SWG did not come on like they were supposed to AND we had rain water in the pool. Fast forward one week and I had green water. I almost started crying.
I went to the pool store and have been pretty trusting since I've been having my water tested about every week there and they've not been pushy at all about selling stuff. I told him about my algae and he gave me a plan for the following results: FC 2 (TC 2), salt 3200ppm, CH 160, CYA 60, TA 100, pH 7.4, phosphates 200.
The plan was to triple shock, thoroughly brush the pool, add algae control (Kemtek 60% concentrated algaecide I bought from Amazon), then superchlorinate using a pound of their Chlor Brite (Leslie's granulated chlorine). I was finally able to start seeing a little further down in the water and decided to brush again. My SWG has been on boost mode since last night (I thought Boost mode had a preset time with auto off, but it has been on the whole time).
I'd like to know what the TFP recommendations would be for continuing to monitor this situation since now it's sunny outside and I have to work tomorrow. Any help or suggestions are appreciated. Thank you in advance!