Glad to have joined up to the TFP club! I have had a pretty trouble free summer with the pool, but the last month has been algae nightmare!
27k; Hayward Sand Filter; IG; Plaster; 1 hp pump; 98 gpm flow rate.
Test Results using TF-100 kit:
The algae problem appeared about a month ago. Started very green. Currently, very pale green with yellowish residue on bottom & sides. I hit it with algecide like the pool store said about 3 weeks ago. I have been brushing it one day & vacuuming the next. Backwash once a day. Running the filter 24-7. I can see the FC is very high & don't know if I need to add more. I was using shock. I want to switch to the BBB method. Should I just keep scrubbing & vacuuming or are there other steps I can take to stop this! I want to shut it down for the winter.
The leak problem:
The spider gasket in the filter has been replaced twice this year. I haven't called the guy back to fix this last one yet as I have been pre-occupied with the algae. I have a mason-jar cap in the backwash line to stop the water from leaking out. Works pretty good. I take it out when I need to backwash. If it wasn't there, we would be losing water like crazy. We've owned this pool for 5 years & haven't had this problem before. Pool guy said there is another gasket in there that may need to be replaced if replacing the spider gasket didn't work. Anyone have any ideas?
The other thing about this pool is it doesn't get full day sun & there are quite a few fir trees around it. Makes for a lot of cleaning!