This is our 4th pool season, and it certainly has been a challenge! We have had an unusually wet spring, followed by an extremely hot summer (pool temps in July reached 90, which is unheard of in western NY)! The algae and pollen has been a constant battle this year (we used the DE trick in the sand filter at the beginning of the season to clear the pollen and it worked beautifully)!
My question is about alagaecide... What is the best type to use and when should you use it? My father swears by the copper based algaecide and has a crystal clear pool (but does have stains on the bottom of the pool from it). In past years, we have used the Sam's Club or Walmart special without a problem (with 2 trichlor chlorine floaters). This year it does not really seem to be doing the trick and just leaves a slimy film on the surface. The floaters have also not been able to keep up and we have gone through much more chlorine than normal. Any advice would be helpful, thanks in advance!
30,000 gallon IG Vinyl Majestic Pool
1.5 HP Hayward/Sand Filter