Our pool began giving us trouble last fall. We ran out of decent weather and it was closed without ever truly fixing the problem.
This spring it was bright green and had some leaves in it. We have been trying unsuccessfully to correct the problem. We spent all of the beautiful weather last week trying to get the pool prepped for a true SLAM this weekend, and although it occasionally looks better (although you still can't see the bottom) and the chlorine is now staying up for a decent amount of time, the numbers are all off. Please help!
These are the current numbers as of this am:
TA 130 (we had been trying to bring this down with acid and then aerating to bring the ph back up as suggested in the forums) It was better before we began the SLAM
CYA <20 (we have been adding stabilizer consistently in a sock in the filter, but this number does not move)
We have been running the pump continually, back-washing frequently, getting in the *pond* to scrub the walls/bottom, we have vacuumed and it is still green!
We had a very hard time maintaining the FC level of SLAM initially and tested and added as frequently as every 1/2 hour initially eventually backing off to every hour and now less frequently. We know that the CYA is an issue during the sunny days, but don't know what we can do other than just continually add it.
We have spent a ton of money and time on this and are completely frustrated. Any help you can offer would be sooo appreciated!