Opened to somewhat green pool this past Saturday (4/30/16). Brushed and backwashed after removing two dead rodents (one had been in there a while) and leaves. Water temp around 50. Filter was clearing pool.
Added 16 oz of Kem Tek 60% Algaecide
Monday morning, I figured the pool was clear enough to work on the chemistry.
Ended up adding 27 pounds of baking soda to get TA=110 (this was done Monday thru Wednesday in approx 6 pound increments)
PH now 7.2
Once TA=110...I added 98 oz of borax to raise PH.
Borates = 30
Added 7 boxes of 20 mule borax and 2 gallons MA.
Borates = 50
Monday night added 16 oz trichlor and 2 gallons of bleach. Took FC=11
Notice slime in skimmer.
Next morning FC=0. That evening, I added 32 oz trichlor and 3 gallons of bleach. Took FC=16. Next morning FC=13.5 Water looking very clear.
So I think I'm almost done. By end of day FC=2.5
I figure chlorine burned off because of low CYA.
Still getting slime in skimmer, but not as much.
Added 6 bags (16 oz each) of Clorox Shock Plus 4-in-1 (58.2% Dichlor) and a gallon of bleach. Takes FC=18. This morning I checked and CYA=30 or maybe a little more and FC=16.5
Water Temp = 57
I'm on the road. My son sent me the picture above at 4 pm today. Not sure what FC is at the moment. I will be home tomorrow afternoon to test and to continue working on this.
Is this still algae? Is this green algae?
Should I be doing anything else other than SLAMing with bleach?
Thanks for your help TFP!!!