I opened on Friday to a green swamp and to complicate matters the pump would not start. It just hums and then trips the breaker, pool store suggested changing capacitor, did not help. Had to pull pump and bring in for service.
With the holiday, it will probably be several days before I get the pump back.
My question is what to do in the mean time. Poll store suggests continually shocking with brushing to disperse and possibly adding Green Treat. They say you shouldn't run the pump when you have actuive algae anyway.
Just recently joined and don't have good test kit yet. Dipstick numbers were:
TA=low normal- forget the number
CYA= between 30-50
By the way pool store guy said not to use Clorox since it has phosphates!
Thanks for any suggestions