So here we go. I think think think the first and probably best answer is a partial drain but gonna ask just in case I can delay that process since its summer and hot here in Phoenix.
I did a full drain last winter. Got the supplies the pool store said to put in and put in. Floating tabs bought at Costco (Clorox), using normal dose PhosFree and Bio-Dex Skill-it. Skill-it mostly for wasps (which worked really well). About a month into summer here come the algae. Shock comes back chock comes back ect... Worst algae I ever dealt with including black. Would always come back and fast.
After reading this site I have stopped with the tabs and moved to liquid chlorine. Cheaper than bleach. Problem is during the beginning fighting of the algae i nuked the heck out of the pool with shock and my CYA is through the roof. While trying to get my PH above 6.8 I managed to put the ALK through the roof by dumping baking soda instead of Borax. Now I cannot get over 7.2 PH. Even with just Borax. It just doesn't move. Im putting literally a gallon of chlorine a day in the pool to just keep the chlorine level up or the algae starts to come back withing a day or 2. Anyways here are my readings. I'm skipping chlorine and free chlorine as I can get them off the charts and in 2 days it drops to nothing.
PH - 7-7.2
Alk - 250
CYA - 180
Im assuming my high CYA and low ph is making the chlorine weak and the high Alk is not allowing my ph to get past 7ish. Any temp solution just to get to some cooler weather to drain or just keep dumping chlorine to get through summer?