I have a 12 by 20 intex oval pool. It is a bit unlevel so it is not full to capacity. This happens every year when I get back from my weeks vacation. I come back to a green pool. This is the last year I will use this pool it has too many patches. This year I decided to double shock before I left and ad a 2 calcium hypochloroite tabs before I left hoping things would be better. And they weren't. This summer has been very hot and sunny and I fought algae a lot. When I go away I run the pump with no filter cause the pumps are so cheap if the filter clogs up it burns up and I feared that would happen.
I added Ph plus and shocked.
It was cloudy. I bought CYA and added it.
I again added CYA. This day it was very cloudy. I have a fabric rinse-able filters which I change and clean every day. I have 3 in rotation so always one clean and dry is available. The past 2 filters were very white and pasty looking like they had DE on them but they did not. Because of the weather I have not checked levels today. The design is flawed with the inlet and skimmer too close and I have a dead spot on the opposite side of the pool. Try to stir it up on the days I don't vac so it gets filtered out. I have been vacuuming every time out of pool to try and remove what ever I vac up. I am not sure where to do from hear?
I actually got back on the 8/7/2011 but can't find the numbers from that long ago. But I can never get the FC up and it seems like it was very hard for the tablet to dissolve in the skimmer. Not sure if it matters but we went from no rain to excessive rain for at least 1 weeks or so.