We bought our house 4 years ago with the pool already installed. I've been going to our local pool store for the past 4 years and it seems like every year we have to battle something. I can't tell you how many gallons of algaecide and floc have gone into my pool in that time frame. So this year we are on to bigger and better practices!
When we uncovered our pool (that was closed by the pool store last year) it was pond scum green. Before finding this site I added algaecide and liquid shock. Later that day I found this site and ordered my TF-100 test kit. The holy grail arrived in the mail today! I've been adding a gallon of bleach each night until the kit arrived. After much anticipation I finally have numbers to get the ball rolling. I know that I need to do a SLAM, but any advice would be greatly appreciated. I have been brushing the pool and vacuuming it as well.
FC - .5
CC - 4
PH - 7.5
CH - 200
TA - 110
CYA - 0 (none, zip, zero, zilch)