Recently came home from vacation to a swamp of green. So as is usual, I go to pool store and was told I need this and that. So after loading up on alkalinity, when i was told it was a zero and my cya was zero, I add the necessary ingredients only to find the issue no better. Go to the other pools store in town and told i need alkalinity, ch and cya after a week of waiting. So, I find this site and read and read and read and decide first to get a test kit. I was astonished at how bad the pool store screwed me. So much so that i did the tests 3 times each. Anyway, loaded up on bleach and finally got the pool clear of mustard. Now the latest issue is getting alkalinity down(i think thats the only issue) but now dealing with the green algae starting to show up. Need your advice as long as it isnt to go to the pool store. Here are my numbers
It is a SWG and the reading is 3000
Like i said, water is clear until I brush the algae. What to do next? Muratic Acid or take the CH up to shock again? Let me know and thanks for all the good advice thus far.