I read the algae post and the method of getting rid of it with high shock levels. I uncovered my pool on Tuesday and got everything up and running. The pool was green with algae. The week before we pulled the corner back and it was crystal clear, but I suspect a warm spell of 3 days over 80 contributed to that. I tested the water and my alkalinity is at 80, ph was a little low so I brought that up where it's suppose to be (7.4). I added 2 bags of shock, brushed all the sides and ran the filter non stop. Wednesday, I added 3 bags of shock and used a liquid clarifier, ran the pump for 24 hrs and then shut it off with the hopes of everything settling to the bottom. Friday (yesterday), came home from work backwashed the filter and started to vacuum as best as I could cause I can't see the bottom of the deep end. During the process I had to backwash several times. I got it the best I could since I can't see much. I have a feeling tho that I missed alot and every time I check the skimmer basket there is algae in it. I then added another 2 bags of shock and level on the test strip is at 5ppm. I also had some algeacide on hand and I added a qt size bottle of that. I filled the chlorinator and turned that on.
My plan is to vacuum again and just keep running the filter. I does look a little better this morning - I can see the print on the liner in the shallow end. But the weather is suppose to get hot over the next few days and I'm sure my son will be anxious to get in. Am I at least on the right track? I thought about maybe trying a flock treatment, but at this point I'm afraid I just have to be patient - something I'm not
Thanks in advance for any tips or advice.
20X40 keyhole, 8' deep, 35,000 gal., vinyl liner, sand filter