Hello everyone! I'm Ashley and I'm about ready to drain my pool and fill the thing in. I moved into a house that had a pool that was more like a frog pond. After draining it and having the liner replaced my pool was beautiful all through the winter but now that it's summer I can't seem to keep it clear. My water was green and then I visited my local pool store and after $200 in chemicals it was a beautiful cloudy shade of blue. I spent the whole weekend cleaning it and running the polaris and after a large rain storm it turned green again. I added 4 bags of shock - nothing happened. I added PhosFree - nothing happened. Last night I added Copper Algaecide and some liquid bleach because my chlorine level was reading 0. This morning it looked slightly less green, but still green none the less.
I have an inline chlorinator but it seems like it doesn't always work. I've had to prime the air out of the line and I've also cleaned the bottom drain hole using a paperclip. It is setup to the top feed water line but at times when I open the cap just to check it, there will be no water at all but it makes a draining sound. I turn the pump off and then turn it back on with the cap off to ensure water fills the tube. I've been fighing my chlorine level so much that I added a floating chlorine container in the pool but I'm unsure if my chlorine is low because of the algae or the chlorinator.
I've been searching everywhere for someone to educate me on pools and chemicals that wasn't trying to sell me their brand of chemicals. Surely I don't need 17 different products to throw in my pool daily / weekly / monthly...right? Btw, my pool is 30,000 gallons.