Hi all, I was pointed to this message board via a music forum. Go figure.
I've read through several threads and I think I have a path forward to battle my algae issue. When I came home from work today the pool water looked markedly better although the bottom still has a lot of greenish yellow algae that will obviously cloud the water again once kicked up via brushing. Some of it is somewhat brownish and, for lack of a better term, sticky in nature.
Before beginning my battle I need to buy myself a test kit as I see part of the battle includes shocking, testing and repeating several times so running water samples over to my local Anthony & Sylvan could get old relatively quickly. I did see in a few of the threads where Bleach was recommended vs. typical algaecides - silly question, is this referring to standard gallon jugs of Chlorox?? If so, how much should be added to a 23,000 gallon pool with a vinyl liner?
Aside from the algae issue I had some staining which appeared middle of last Summer after an extended stretch of hot/humid weather. It is dark yellow in appearance and does not brush off or come up in the vaccuum. Any ideas on how to get rid of this??
Edit: there is also this same color staining on the jets and intake ports.
for reference my last reading as of 7/3:
free chlorine = 0.1
total chlorine = 0.6
combined chlorine = 0.5
pH = 7.6
Hardness = 69 ppm (I've since added two 3lb dosages of hardness control)
Alkalinity = 85 ppm
Cyanuric Acid = 22 ppm
Copper = 0 ppm
Iron = 0 ppm
I also added two bags of Scorch after brushing the entire pool.
I have a Hayward C5025 cartridge filter