Hello Fellow Pool Owners,
I feel like I'm posting here all the time. It's my first year with a pool and I'm going insane. I've posted a few times with a recurring algae issue. I'm hoping that someone here can help me troubleshoot this issue.
After a few posts, I was finally able to get my pool balanced and water clear. This was 3-4 weeks ago and all has been well since.....until this week. I spent Saturday and Sunday in the pool and everyhing was balanced. Being busy with work, my wife and I ignored the pool all week. No vacuuming took place and no chlorine was added to pool at all. I know....I know, my fault. Too add to it, there was alot of rain to make matters worse.
I went outside today and the pool is clear-ish, but there is green algae growing on the floor and all over the walls. It's pretty gross.This is the most algae that I've sen in the water since opening it. This AM my wife vacuumed the pool and got ride of the leaves and algae on floor. It's still pretty green though and clearly in bloom.
What do I do? How do I control this? Do I need to add chlorine everyday during the summertime? How often should I vacuum?
I just received my TF-1000 TEST KIT. Here are my results.
CH 200-250 ppm
CYA- 120??? It's well over 100. I couldn't see the black dot when it was a bit more than halfway to the 100 watermark.
These results may not be super accurate. It was my first time using the pool test kit.
I know my CYA is high. How can I lower it? Is that wasting my chlorine?
I'd appreciate any and all feedback that you can share. I just want to get in my pool....and now I can't....AGAIN!!!!