Hi everyone! We purchased a home 2 months ago and I have been battling the pool ever since. Initially it was blue and clear. I ran the pump 12 hours per day and made sure to backwash the sand filter. I live in Louisiana and have been warned that the rain and hot weather we have can sometimes lead to algae. Well, it has been taking over. I have brought the pool from green to blue 4 times now since living here and wasted so much money at "the pool store". I know, I know. Bad! I thought I would turn here and ask for help and sanity. I am ready to give up.
3 days ago I went back to the pool store and they suggested I add green to clean, wait 5 minutes and add 5 lbs of shock. Wait 12 hours add another 5 lbs of shock. After another 12 hours more 5lbs of shock. Once that is done they told me to add some clear aid. I have been running the pump non stop since then and nothing. It looks the same. We also replaced the sand before starting on this process.
I do plan on going to get another reading in the morning to see what it is currently. I am waiting on a test kit to come in.
When I went this last time my readings were
Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!