About this time last year I found your forum and my pool has never looked better overall. This weekend after about four days of rain last week, I'm getting some cloudy water and a bit of algae for the first time ever. It's the first time of being 'on my own while having algae so I'm seeking some advice to make sure that I'm taking the right steps to get this stopped. First the 'stats' on the pool:
16 x 32 in ground pool with vinyl liner
FC = 6.5
CC = 0.5
CYA = 40
Alkalinity = 80
I had been keeping the chlorine in the 4.0 range and ran it up to as high as 8.5 during one test over the weekend. I ran my Dolphin cleaner on Friday night and thoroughly brushed the pool late Sunday. As I leave for work this morning there doesn't appear to be new algae on the bottom of the pool -- or the sides -- but while I can clearly still see the bottom, the water is a bit cloudy this morning still.
Anything else I need to be doing or do you think diligently monitoring the chlorine levels will work this out?