In the methods of TFP and BBB what abut algaecides?
I have a lot of trees around and cean the pool constantly. (BTW its an above ground 18x33)
Anyway, my filter (cartridge) is one in which is 2speed and I basically run on low 24/7. That is one method that takes care of most algae problems I may ever have. The issue I was and sometimes "may" get are spots on the bottom in certain places that appear greenish yellow. What I was doing was using a 3-in-1 algaecide at about 2 to 3 oz per week and along with running my low speed 24/7 its only rare I get it. And usually for whatever the reason it happens more in late summer (august) hot days and cooler nights and over all shorter days. In any case should I be adding this maintenance couple/few oz per week or not bother unless I begin to see it. I don't know if its considered black or mustard or for that matter even green so that's why I use the combo.
On another note Im not really a fan of 1 return jet and 1 skimmer on an 18x33 pool. I know its not enormous at al but still that's a nice size pool and always felt 2 returns (even if still one skimmer) would have at least been what the pool came with. At time of istall they said its the 20x40 that comes that way and not the 18/33. At 4.4 amps Im not too concerned with running 24/7 and is what was designed to do. Had I not had all the nature around my yard I can probably get away with less hours and actually in mid summer I do get down to 16hrs with an 8hr break (again on low speed) and the pool maintains well. But the beginning month and the end of season month its 24/7.