Hi Everyone. I am new to the site and to pool ownership. I was hoping our headaches were over once I got the site leveled and assembled our a/g pool, but now I am dealing with what I believe to be an algae problem. The water was clear as the pool was being filled, but by the time it was full, it was already turning greenish and getting cloudier. I have been taking basically any advice from anyone who will give it. In a nutshell, I have been told to just keep adding shock until it clears, but I have been afraid of adding too much. I have an 13,000 gal. Intex Metal frame pool. As far as the pump is concerned, it is the 2500 gal/hr model, and I have been running it 24/7. I have hosed off the filter twice in the past 3 days. I have put in 64oz of the 48% Cal-hypo as well. (Not all at once). The water clarity and color isn't getting any better. I read through pool school and it has helped me understand all of this tremendously, but would really appreciate advice for a quick and inexpensive fix. I bought some test strips this evening and my numbers appear to be...
TH = 100
FC = 10-20 (I had just added the last 16 of the 64 oz of Cal-hypo 90 mins prior)
PH = 8.4
TA = 120
CYA = 0