Hi fellow members,
I've been maintaining my own pool for over 12 years, with not too many hassles. I'm in NJ, and it's an I ground pool, 14x33 rectangular, 23,183 gallons as per calculator.
Least season I didn't cover the pool, and was very late in closing the pool, and lowering the water below the skimmer line.
My usual opening treatment of merely throwing in shock hasn't had any effect on the extreme algae that I have. I've gone through 28 1 lb bags of Shock in 3 weeks, and the water looks as green as ever.
Last week At the advise of pools store I added a 4lb contained of green to clean, followed by 2 lbs of shock at 12 hr intervals, brushed the walls and floor, still no change.
I've had me filter apart 3 times due to the grids clogging with algae, clogs up in a matter of 4 hours.
My gauge shows 0 pressure, I bought a new one. I'm currently running on recirculate, as per the advise of pool store, since the filter kept on clogging.
The water seems to flow well in recirculate mode, and no clogging. My pool chemistry is all wrong. I already picked up Unscented Clorox 6% bleach and Arm & Hammer baking soda at Costco. I have to pick up Cyanuruc acid, and Borax.
I wod appreciate any help. Thankyou.
I bought a Taylor test kit, and did some tests. I will post below.