I am fighting to get my pool back clear with no luck. Here's a little background to this year.
Opened up the pool to a pond this year. Fought the long hard fight to get it cleaned up and it was virtually spotless and beautiful!. I did all of this before swim season, and thought, "I'll just keep it "close" to ready now that it's clean and won't check and add chemicals everyday to save the money for when it's actually time to swim."
Well guess what? Yep you're right, algae knocked at the door, and came right in. Now it's time to swim and I'm fighting to get this thing clean again. So naturally I shocked and then used a sock to try and get all of the dead algae out, but it won't clear. It's been running again 24/7 for about a week or more. I was getting it to lighten up some, but the kids have already been swimming in it and when they're done it darkens back up.
Today, being fed up, I threw 1 1/2 lbs of trichlor in and now the waters even greener? What the heck is going on here? Does too much chlorine turn water green?.
5300 gl vinyl
Sorry for the run on.