I opened my pool a few weeks ago and things have been going along good. I've been running the filter on and off (mostly on because I forget to shut it off for days at a time) and testing to make sure things are relatively normal, even though there wasn't any swimming--the water was still only around 60F. the water was totally clear and clean from opening.
fast forward to 3 days ago...beautiful weather predicted--heat wave to the 90's so I take the leaf net off and throw the solar cover on. the kids are drooling at the idea of swimming already--so I pull the solar cover off today to do another vacuuming before the weekend and UGGHHHH....it's a horrible green. I don't see any algae, of course I can't see the bottom...heck I can't even see my hand a few inches down I bet.
what is the problem and how do I fix it--we've had a ton of pollen floating around here this year--could that be it? if it's algae why can't I see it built up and how did it take hold so fast in the entire pool?
oh..I have about a lb of stabalizer disolving in a sock in the pool right now to raise the cya