I started out with a green pool on Bacquacil and decided to do the conversion to chlorine now instead of in the spring after asking and receiving help here at this website. I've been dumping in liquid bleach, brushing, vacuming and backwashing, the pool looks so much better...not perfect, but better. Now the water is turquois. Is this the right color or is there too much of something in there? I tested the water before adding chlorine today, here's the numbers ( I have a 13,500 gal above ground pool): Free Chlorine - 0, PH - 7.8, Alkalinity - 180, Hardness - 0, CYA - 30-50. I know the alkalinity is too high, is that what's making it that color? I did add more liquid chlorine to boost that up, I'm trying to get to 15ppm. Am I on the right track or is there anything else I need to me doing? I can faintly see the bottom where I couldn't just a couple of days ago. When I backwashed today there is no algae like yesterday. I feel I'm doing the right things, but just want to make sure.