We have an above ground Splash pool 17 x 41 and have always used Baquacil. We put the pool up 4 yrs ago. Our well is so slow we paid to have water trucked in to fill the pool. It was spendy, but the only way. We swim our 3 dogs several times a week and use the pool 10 months of the year. We have had recurrent pink water mold problems; resolved for now. We currently have algae and the pool is leprechaun green. We shocked it with the baquacil oxidizer and added mps and the strip reads nearly blue black for oxidizer levels, all other chemicals are balanced, but 3 days later the pool is still green. We have back washed and used flocculant.
The guy at the pool place said that with all chemicals other than chlorine you have to replace the pool water as it gets "tired" and can no longer be balanced. We have never done that.
So, if we have to replace the water (meaning getting it trucked in again) would now be the time to switch to a SWG or some other chlorine method? What is recommended for pools that have active dog use.
Sorry for the multiple questions! We are at a crossroads and need some advice! thanks.