I have been trying to clear my pool for weeks now (was a total swamp and I ended up dumping a ton of leaves in when I removed the cover). I have been running the sand filter 24/7 and i still have green tinted water. Perhaps I need more time but with the following levels, i dont see how algae can even be there.
CL 26 (yes, I got frustrated and dumped a gallon a night for several nights)
ph 8.2 (again, i threw in some shock due to frustration...it was at 7.2)
I am filtering the water through the paper filter and the sand filter and am rinsing the paper one every few hours and backwashing the sand filter once a day. How can my water still be tinted green and not be a milky pool full of dead algae? HELP!