I've had above ground chlorine pools for 7 yes and other than that first year haven't had any real concerns or problems. This year we decided to convert to a salt water pool that everyone was telling me was SO much easier. After 2 months I'm ready to go back to chlorine! I know this is my lesrni g year with new type of pool but this is just crazy. Went on vacation 3 weeks ago and slammed the pool and set timers to run for longer times while we were gone(do the same every year with chlorine pools). Came home and pool was cloudy and murky. Shocked pool and ran test all tests were in normal limits. Water cleared within 24hrs. 2 days later water color was aqua and cloudy again. Tested and all were in normal limits so I slammed pool and kept fc at/above shock levels for 1 week. Water turned bright green and aweful looking during this process. Took sample to pool store and no metals were found in sample and suggested using 4 oz of 30% dimethyl benzyl ammonium chloride and 30% dimethyl ethylbenzyl ammonium chlorides algaecide to kill any existing algae. Within 48 he's water was a pale aqua color and all tests remained normal except my pH was 8.2 and TA was 180. Used 2 cups muranic acid to lower pH and shocked again per pool store request. I'm sorry this is so long I needed everyone to know the follow up. Today tests are FC 10 TC 10 PH 7.5 AL 180 CH 200 CYA 40 and water temp is 82°.water color is mint green. Pool store wants me to bring in a sample of water and wants me to use a copper based algaecide to finish killing remaining algae then use a metal out to remove copper after pool is vaccummed to waste. I've spent $150+ in 3 weeks trying to save my pool and I'm wondering what someone else's input is before I spend another $50+ on what the pool store wants me to do now.. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks!