I put in my pool last summer in Austin, Texas. I didn't have any problems throughout last year's swim season.
Dirt in the Pool
We had a drought last summer and most of the fall. The first big rain (and every one subsequently) dumped a large amount of dirt into my pool. We are currently in the process of putting in a retaining wall, and we currently have a construction fence to keep out most of the dirt. We have been vacuuming and cleaning out the filters but haven't gotten all of the dirt out (from more recent rains). Our cartridges probably need to be replaced, but we are considering changing to a DE filter and do not want to put the money toward new cartridges if we are going to change to a DE filter. Any suggestions on this problem would be greatly appreciated, like the best way to clean out the pool or whether or not it's worth switching to a DE filter.
Several days ago, our water started to turn green. Here are the test numbers.
Total and FC 1.0
I have read through Pool School and the Algae articles. I'm just not sure which to tackle first.