I have read some of your posts regarding dealing with algae but I need some advice. "To drain or not to drain?" I have an Intex 18x48 above ground vinyl pool and so far this summer we have done ok. This is our third season with a pool (upgraded this year to larger size) so I have learned a little about how to care for a pool.
We went out of town and forgot to leave the filter on for 3 days. Came home to a pool that was a little green and smelled like a lake and absouletly NO chlorine. I have shocked with several bags of chorine, used lots of algaecide and then the pool was just cloudy. We have had lots of rain, chlorine level still high but pool very green now.
My question is...my pump does not have a waste option. When I vaccuum, the water goes through the pump/filter and back into the pool. So if I use a Floc then how do I get the mess out? I thought about using the vaccuum and just placing the return hose on the ground but the gunk with have to go through my pump. Is that ok? Plus LOTS of water goes out.
Or I could just drain 7,500 gals of water and start over.
If you think I can use my pump and the floc then I can post a water analysis and or read you post on how to clear up the problem