Just registered today because I am at my wits end with our pool. My hubby usually cares for the pool but since he's been battling this algae issue, I stepped in to help and am learning as I go. We've been battling this issue since mid-July. I called our local pool place to get help on how to get rid of it. Our pool was green, the entire pool. Well, the last two weeks we've been very persistent and followed the guidance of our pool store...Brush the sides, walls to the bottom, then vacuum to waste, shock every other day, making sure to clean off all cleaning equipment afterwards. This has been such a process. We've been doing this process for the past week and a half.
The water has been crystal clear the past few days, thank god. Last night was the first time there were a few clumps of dead algae (all white). The pool place said we should be able to vacuum to filter this time rather than to waste and I was so relieved as we have used so much water the past few weeks battling this. Well, the bottom was entirely clear afterwards and my husband poured some algacide in it (the whole bottle). Needless to say, this morning we notice more clumps of what we think is algae at the bottom of the deep end again. Not nowhere what it was like before, but it's there in clumps. Some whitish within the clumps but not all, so some of it may be live????
What do we do now? So exhausted with all of this and just want a clear pool so we can close it soon. We live in NJ, weather has been in the 80s last week and this week so not too too hot like it was in July.