While searching the net for info on how to kill the green monster in my pool, I came across your site. Thankfully!!!!!! I have been reading the various and prolific accounts of pool treatment, and think I have a good idea of how to move forward. I just ordered the TF-100 and hope to have it soon. But in the meantime, when I start vacation this Saturday I will start with the chlorine/brushing/monitoring as described in the SLAM process.
We bought this place three years ago as a foreclosure. The bank did the initial clean-up and I was doing okay with the occasional cloudy water. We finally got behind the power curve last summer when the roofers totally re-did our roof, and we re-built the pool fence. Of course, I ended up on an extended road trip for several weeks during the summer. My husband is not as healthy as he used to be and he just couldn't stay on top of it.
We know the old plumbing leaks because we would lose up to two inches a day when we ran the pump. We can account for part of that due to evaporation (it is a 20x40 with almost full sun exposure). We just built a temporary return system that will last us until next spring when we can afford to get iti done right.
Yes the pool is green. Very green. The dogs don't seem to mind, until we hose them off at the end of the day.
Pending the test results, is there anything else I should be addressing as we prepare to attack the fiend?
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