Just found the site last week. Came home to a broken filter a few weeks ago. Ordered new one but the pool was off for about ten days total. It was really dark green, but not much debris. Just a lot of algae. Got filter running Wednesday at 5pm. Bought and used Taylor k2006 test kit.
its a vinyl pool. The color has gotten slightly better, but I haven't noticed a color improvement for last two days. Passed OCLT two nights in a row. CC has been less than 0.5 for two days. The color just isn't improving. I added DE on Friday as recommended (psi up 1). Have back washed three times due to pressure rising from normal 16 to 22 (after DE added).
I am am probably just being impatient. I have watched the FC like a hawk. Never below 11.5. The clock is ticking for me to get it open in time to enjoy it before the Illinois summer is over.
Any tips its or encouragement? Picture from this morning (day four).