I have an above ground 6000 gal metal sided, vinyl lined pool with 200lb sand filter and jacuzzi brand pump (can't read specs). Pool is over 10 years old, but I am new owner of the house. Pool has always been baqua, but when I bought the house pool was somewhat cloudy white with pink slime on strainer. That was last fall. Dumped a gal of oxidizer in and covered pool after draining below water return nozzle. This spring I shocked again and put in product pool place recommended for the slime. Used a solar panel until recently to heat pool and quickly raised temp to 90.
Well, within 2 days of removing heater pool turned cloudy and pink slime was back. I have shocked and sanitized and that has helped but still cloudy and can't get slime treatment for a couple of days.
Finally my question lol. I have been reading up on here re: conversion to chlorine. Based on experiences should I completely drain pool and clean sand filter with new sand, start with fresh water and go from there with chlorine, or buy 50-100 gallons of bleach and go the conversion route?
I live in Oregon, and with the solar heater I could probably warm pool up fairly quickly.