Howdy! I've been lurking off and on for a while, and up till now I've always found the answers I was looking for without needing to post. No such luck with this one, though, so here goes:
About four or five days ago, I started noticing what has to be black algae on the wall of my in ground pool around the light fixture. I have a basic idea of what to do about it, but unfortunately, I'm pretty sure my pool pump is about to die. The noise level has been increasing for a few weeks, and it's just about intolerable now, and I've just flipped it off (taking the SWG with it, of course). I'm likely going to have to replace it, but that will take a few days, at a minimum, and I'm not sure what to do about the algae in the interim. (It's fairly small right now, maybe 3 inches by 8 inches or so).
I have a Blue Diamond pool robot that I was going to use to filter the water until the pump is operational. Can I try tackling the algae problem while that is my main water filtration system? I don't want to damage it with higher chlorine levels or something like that, or waste my time if it's not up to the task.
Thanks for any advice!