I have been losing the battle against algae and getting frustrated with my endless trips to the pool store. I will admit I do not own a good pool test kit and now believe it is worth the investment. Here are my numbers from my trip to the pool store two days ago.
Total alkalinity: 30
They suggested adding 30 lbs alkalinity increaser brush and turn on the bottom drain only.
I did that.......still had new algae growth yesterday a.m.....last night added 2 lbs shock and vacuumed. Now today I still see new algae growth! Whats next!