I've been fighting algae in my 16 x 48 AGP for a couple of weeks. Yesterday, we hooked up our upgraded filter/pump. At that time, I checked my levels. My water was greenish. I am using the 6way test from HTH. My TA level was high (200), the PH was 7.8). I added more bleach and ran the new pump/filter all night.
This morning, my water is now bluish/green and seems to be a little clearer. My TA is now 150 and the PH is 7.2. I can barely see the bottom of the pool...so I'm thinking I just need to give it time....
My question is the color of the water. Is my goal to have the water white/chalky colored? I think I read that if it is still greenish, I haven't killed all the algae? Am I correct? If so, I would need to add more bleach. According to my test, it's reading 5+ (really yellow!)
Also, I also took a sample to Leslie's (just to see if my #s were the same as theirs--they were very close)... Since my calcium level is low (80)...they are STILL saying I need to up it. They say its causing my cloudy water. From what I read here, that just isn't correct. Right??