I currently have a 22K pool that is an above ground vinyl liner. I have had the pool running for a few years now.1.. I was doing some research on this spotty thick algae that appeared last year... I originally thought it was mustard algae. I have been trying to keep my Chlorine levels up higher and run my pool more this year to correct the problem with no luck yet.
Last year i did not run my pump enough as it was a crazy year for me, it is catching up with me with this algae. It is a white color and when it is scrubbed off it is thick 1/8" thick and green on the bottom. i notice chunks in my pump strainer when i clean it. It almost looks like white paint chips ( i attached a picture. )
After my research and reading I saw the BBB... I have been spending countless $$ every year for chlorine tablets and Pool Shock....
Does the bleach cut out the need for the tablets and for the shock?
I tested my water
alkalinity was 230+
PH was 7.8
FC was 3
I added acid and
got my alkalinity to 170
ph dropped quite a bit 6.6-6.8?
FC same 3
what should i do differently?
I have been shocking with hth shock couple times a week to get the levels up using 3-4lbs each time
I have also added 3" chlorine tablets to the skimmer to keep levels high as well as the floater.