First I am super glad I found this site and feel I now have some hope of getting this under control and actually learning how to properly maintain my pool. I took over my pool maintenance two months ago and was following the local pool store advice on maintenance... I now have a beautiful florescent green pool and it has been getting worse everyday. I found your site and ordered the TF-100 and the SpeedStir which will be delivered Monday. In the meantime out of desperation, yesterday I went to another pool store here in Miami and the guy took a look at my pictures and said I have no chlorine in the pool and I should have been adding a full bottle of chlorine every week, especially now in rainy season, and I should be using 2 tabs in my chlorinator. He suggested I add a full 2# bottle of SunCoast SpotOut (99% TRICHLORO-S-TRIAZINETRIONE) and at least 1 jug or possibly 2 of liquid chlorine.
I would share my water test results but he said they were completely inaccurate because I took the sample near the running jet which was loaded with chlorine from the chlorinator.
I got home yesterday afternoon and completely brushed the pool and cleaned my 1 week old cartridge filter to make sure it was good. I then added the SpotOut and thirty minutes later added a full jug of chlorine, a few hours later I added the 2nd jug and ran the filter all night. This morning the pool looks better but just a lighter shade of green. I brushed the whole pool again and was going to bring a fresh sample to the store and report the results here but I had car trouble so I can't get to the store.
The pump is still running and its raining heavily here but I can see that the color is changing and it looks a lot better... I will report back the test results as soon as I can but I want to follow your guidance and properly get rid of the algae.
The pic below is from a few days ago so it actually got MUCH worse... in fact I couldn't see the bottom of the pool or the drains at all