Whats up pool people. obviously i'm new here so..hello. and as most newbies do..i'm coming with a problem...an algae problem. I have read the pool school a few times over the last two years that i have discovered you guys and its helped every step of the way. I'm still new to the pool maintenance although i have had this pool for 4 years now with the new house.
My issue is, my pool is green. I work at a place that has me gone 7 days and home 7 days at a time...so...i'm not home every other week. My wife does her best with her very busy schedule and kids to keep AT LEAST chlorine in the pool cause the way i see it...if she can keep at least that in there, I can take care of the rest when i get home. But this time it got away from me. I was using the home depot brand test kit and recently bit the bullet and got the TF 100, which i like alot more than any other kit i have used.
The Green...I have tried to knock the heck out of it(or i thought i was)for a couple of days now but i'm not seeing any progress. I was hoping to get in there this weekend at least.
My Readings This morning
I am reading that i need to drain about half of the water. Problem is, water isn't cheap in my city and its a REAL pain to drain because my yard is higher than both my neighbors, so, when i do something like this the guy to the left of me cant cut his grass until for a short while.
I guess what i'm asking for is confirmation before doing so...draining the water to lower the CYA so that i don't have to keep the chlorine so darn high. I know i need to lower the PH but i didn't wanna mess with that too much if i'm gonna have to drain it in the first place..plus, flocking is usual higher easier with a slightly higher PH rite?
Again, any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED