I am new here, but have spent a few days reading through a lot of post's about removing algae. I have had a continuous problem for several years - it the pump stops for a day due to a power failure or I forget to add a few lbs of Chlorine every day, back comes the green.
I understand now that what I considered to be "Shocking" the pool was inadequate and I need to go through a proper SLAMM process. However, part of this involves regular brushing to remove algae from the walls and steps etc. One post suggested that mechanical brushing is necessary as algae can form some kind of surface layer that makes it resistant to even shock levels of FC.
My problem is that I have a floating electrically operated pool cover, which is rolled up in a separate end chamber when the cover is open. Now while I can jet wash the top of the cover, I cannot clean the underside or all the gaps between the floating plastic slats. Then there is the problem with the end chamber and roll mechanism, which again is difficult to access unless I lower the water level in the pool and pump out the chamber. I am sure that there is algae lurking in the cover or chamber ready to burst back into life as soon as I stop cleaning and chlorinating for a day.
Is the SLAMM process likely to work my this case or do I have to drain the pool and replace the plastic cover slats to ensure that I really remove all the algae?