Trying to get rid of stubborn mustard algae which I've been thinking has been tree pollen and/or regular algae. I've used 25+ lg jugs of chlorine so far this season and I'm getting ready to put in some Yellow Klear tomorrow. I have extra jugs of bleach on hand.
Filter running 24/7 for 3 weeks now since opening to lovely emerald green swamp. Pool cleared to crystal clear in 12 days. Now, brushing 2-3 times/day. Consistently seeing yellow "dust" on sides and bottom.
Current readings this evening just before dark: Taylor kit.
CC 0 (and it's been reading zero for a week, even tho the yellow **** keeps growing)
pH 8 (added 32 oz muriatic acid. Sure I've used a ton of bleach but this recent 2 day rise from 7.4 to 8 took me by surprise! We did get rain.)
CYA 30 (and I'm seriously confused by this finding. My dot test has been all over the place since opening, ranging from 30 to 70. I used a strip last night and got a very light coloration between 0-50. Went to 2 pool stores today and both of their readings were 21. I've had CYA loss before due to swamp conditions, but the bouncing around is frustrating)
My current question is about my pool cleaner - Polaris 360. It's been in the pool with the mustard algae. Do I disinfect it w/ bleach or just put it in the pool with the Yellow Klear? The 3 yr old solar cover is getting thrown out.