Hi! We have had an above ground 30 foot pool for three seasons and have never had it turn green. Came home from vacay a few weeks ago and it was very green (green slimy steps, etc.) after lots of shock, Algaecide, balance paks, vacuuming, scrubbing and filter cleanings (we have a cartridge we always run 24/7) we now have a cloudy aquamarine colored pool. We added clarifier 36 hours ago and now the filter is finally green when we pull it out-it had been white even when we had algae. I don't have numbers, but have taken many trips to pool store and they say our numbers look good. I'm cleaning filter every 3 hours and vacuuming and created a central drain with hose and scrub brush. There is no longer green on the steps. I can't see bottom of pool yet though.
What should we do?! This is new territory for us. Do I continue with clarifier? Get a new cartridge? Add flocculent and vacuum to waste? Wait? Thanks!