Hi guys, this is my 1st year with a loop-loc mesh cover. Upon opening my pool yesterday I found that my water was black. This is quite a unique experience for me, as for the past 11 years I had a solid tarp type cover. So when I opened my pool in the past, my water was pretty much always crystal clear.
So I headed to Costco and bought 30 jugs of 6%, 182 oz bleach. Last night I dumped in 7 jugs, enough to bring my FC to about 15 ppm. This morning the water is clear, but the bottom of the pool, especially the deep end, is blanketed in algae. Since I have a cartridge filter, I was thinking of vacuuming to waste before I employ my trusty aquabot. Does this sound about right? Or should I just brush the sides and pool bottom to agitate the algae and get it into the water so it can be filtered out?
This is a new experience and challenge for me, and I know it sounds crazy but I'm looking forward to the task of clearing this up. I think I can have my pool crystal clear in about a day or two. Thanks for any advice.