Hello TFP Family! I recently found this site and figured I'd join. I just moved into a house that has an above ground pool (stupid me left the details of my pool at home so I will post that later today), but I believe it's a 24 foot above ground round pool. I just printed off lots of the information on the site such as ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry, Defeating Algae, etc....
Anyway, before I go through all this, AGAIN, I thought I'd see if anyone had any advice! So before finding this page, I went to a pool store near me (Great Escape) who recommended shocking the pool, which we did with the Walmart H2H Green to Blue Pool shock 3 times and then the Super Floc and Bouratic Acid (I think that's what it was called) from the pool store. Every time we have used any of these methods, there is brown algae (looks like sand) that I believe is dead at the bottom of the pool, but when I set my filter to waste and try and vacuum it up, it does not come up with the vacuum (which I tested does have good suction). Any thoughts of what may be wrong? It's getting very frustrating and I recently thought about just draining the pool, cleaning the algae with chemicals like bleach or chlorine and then refilling but I"d like to avoid that if at all possible.
Thanks in advance!