I installed an AGP late august last year. Got a good deal being end of season and went for it. This past weekend I started building a deck around it. I had to uncover it and found a lovely dark green murky pool. With the deck framing I had to re-do some of the hard line plumbing I had done last year. Last night was lots of skimming to get rid of the leaves that managed to get under the cover. This morning (after lots of reading here on getting rid of algae) I shocked it and let the pump run full speed all day. When I got home after work it was no longer green (cloudy blue) and I could sort of see the bottom. Some more skimming and bumping the FC from 4 to 15 again I think it will be looking good tomorrow morning! I am running the pump of low speed over night hoping that the DE filter doesn't get clogged.
The money I paid for the TFP support was worth it just in knowledge and not having to deal with the pool stores and whatever chemicals the would have me buy. So far I'm in for 5 jugs of 182oz 6%. Seems like a deal for a full algae shock.
Thanks for the advice and sticky's here!
I went to Ocean State Job Lot and bought 4 cases of 12.5% for $3/gal. Seemed like a good deal and I think it should last most of the summer. I might get some more if you think that might not be enough? What do you think?
Another question I have is:
How do you get rid of the toads/frogs hiding under the top rail? They are so loud!