First of all sorry for the picture orientation, but you get an idea of the pool today.
A week ago my pool was a lovely shade of green, i'd tried without luck to rid it of blooming algae, successful for a day or two at a time.
ph was 6.8
FC couldn't get much above 0 for any length of time
CYA off the scale (only have a basic dip test)
Joined the forum and set about SLAM procedures.
Half emptied pool and refilled with fresh water, CYA now at 40, raised ph to 7.5, and then added plenty of bleach (about 16 litres, 4 US gallons?) a lot of it was guesswork due to the dip kit, (will invest in a good test kit later)
Have always used dichlor puks hence the cya, i am now trying to source 6% bleach here in Cyprus, borax and bicarb (not easy to get bulk on the island)
I'd just like to say thanks to everybody on here for all the information i've picked up and will hopefully use in future, if i've done anything wrong please let me know.
Thanks again, Mike