Hello fellow pool owners,
As a rookie to the site, please bear with as many stupid questions/things I'm about to say:
My wife and I purchased our first house last year in July. Having a pool, we were really excited about the prospect of having it look nice. After scrambling all summer to keep up, we finally closed and winterized the pool. Being the broke young married couple, we could not afford a cover at the time so we left the pool uncovered (first mistake).
Opening the pool last weekend we are realizing our errors. After scooping a ton of leaves out and still having some at the bottom, we dumped 2 bottles of black algaecide, 15 bags of shock, 1 pool first aid bottle (64 oz.), and a bottle of flocculant. The numbers we received back from Leslie's testing say our water is perfect.
Howevah, we are still dealing with a very green pool and lots of algae. So much that we can't see the shallow or deep end of the pool. We keep pulling up sludge from the deep end, (silver maple leaves and algae) could this be the problem? Should I scoop every single thing out before adding more chemicals? What should my filter be set to during this process?. I love having a pool but the daily trips to Leslie's are killing me. Anyone have any suggestions? I'm all ears!
Thanks in advance,