After many nights reading, I have joined to post. Long story made short, I think our everlasting algae is defeated for good. A few things I've learned:
1. Don't use pea gravel in the "weight jugs" for your wedding cake steps.
2. Don't expect to "floc" with any success until your FC and stabilizer are matched.
3. Check your sand filter for an actual covering of green algae on the top of the sand. Replace and clean with bleach.
So here is when I knew I had arrived at the moment of final defeat.
1. I "flocced" after my algae-killing levels were right.
2. Waited a good 48 hours for settling.
3. I vacuumed to waste with no clouding or "poofing".
4. Swept thoroughly to get the few spots left.
NO CLOUDY OR GREEN TINT! Just sparkling, clear, balanced pool water!
Two nights ago I was hopeless. Tonight I didn't want to get out after sweeping it. There is hope! Get those levels right and you will see success!
Now, your help here is tremendous but I need help.
1. Recommend a tester based on my Sig. I'm in the country.
2. What FC level is considered harmful to the liner and equipment?
3. I have to get my FC level down a bit. I'm sure it will soon dissipate, but I don't want to compromise and give the green any chance of rebirth. Ideas?
Thanks again for the excellent resources here!
AG vinyl 18x33 oval, 15,000 gal. Single speed aquamaster/Clearwater 19" 1hp multi valve. Currently using strips for testing. Installed June 2013. Birmingham, AL War Eagle