This is my first year with a pool, and I started with the TFP method, and have done nothing else. Beginning of the summer through half way through July, its been easy, my test have been good, no problems at all. Water was crystal clear, everything was great. Then I got algae, don't know how I got it b/c I am pretty on top of it, but who knows, I slammed it, (it was an easy slam) was done in 2 days, and water was beautiful again.
Now I have algae again and I don't know how I am getting it. I consistently keep the chlorine higher that I am supposed to, (Supposed to be max 5 and I keep it a max at 6). It does not gets down to below 4. Anyway long story short, I have algae again.. I am in the process of slamming it again.
Last week I was away for 4 days and I brought the water up to shock level and added two pucks. When I came back, my Chlorine was at 10, so it didn't go below that. SO my question is..
Can it be I don't run my pump long enough. I run it 5 hours a day (in the evening from 5-10 pm) I do that because that is when I add the bleach. SO if I am not running the pump long enough can that be the issue? OR the return is right where the ladder is and the return goes in between the two ladder treads, can that be it? I am just at a lost... Ughh... Thanks for listening this far! Here are my numbers right before I began my slam: