I have been fighting what I believe to be algae in my pool. The water started out a cloudy green/blue. I have been SLAMming for about a week now and the water color is now more of a milky blue with a slight brown tint due to what I believe is suspended dust/dirt particles. My chlorine usage over night has gone down to almost nothing, but I have continued to add approximately 1 gallon of 10% bleach throughout the day just to keep the SLAM going. I am waiting on my TF-100 to arrive tomorrow to confirm what my cheaper test kit says, but if in fact my numbers are correct and I have killed the algae bloom, as evidenced by the slight drop in chlorine usage overnight, is there anyway to speed up the cleaning process? I have a Hayward sand filter that overnight the PSI increases only 1 or 2 psi. So I am worried if it is even cleaning appropriately. I have considered adding DE to the filter, but have never done it, so that makes me nervous. I have already added a skimmer sock in hopes that it will help.
My main reason for hurrying this process is that I have my daughter's birthday party on Saturday and I would really like to have this mess cleaned up quickly I know flock around here is a dirty word, but I am really considering flocking it. Any bad repercussions to flocking it and not waiting out the filtration process?
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