Help! My pool is green! It was cloudy for about 2 weeks and the pool guys had me putting all sorts of stuff in it to no avail. Then I had to go away on a family emergency. When I got back it was green. That was 2 weeks ago. I've spent countless dollars at the pool store and they even came out. I realized I was just throwing good money after bad.
I've read everything about slamming the pool to get rid of the algae but I can't figure out how much chlorine or bleach to put in.
I started with 4 gallons of liquid chlorine. Then the next day added 10 gallons of household bleach. Last night I put in 6 bags of super shock. I'm back washing regularly and even have an extra pump & filter running. I can smell chlorine when I'm back washing and when I'm close to the pool. When I tested last night both the pH & FC were off the chart (I have the standard $8 test kit).
I'd really like to use my pool this summer!
27' round above ground, 5' in the middle, approx. 26K gallons, Hayward P Flow II pump (1.0 hp), Sta Rite Crystal Flow Sand Filter T-170BP-1, Flow Rate: 24 GPM