I'm a new member and I'm having some problem with algae in my new in ground pool.
My pool is 25,000 gallons, saltwater, vinyl liner.
My chlorine readings are above 3.0
My Ph is hovering around the 7.8 to 8.0 mark.
I know I need around 2 pints or so of Muriatic acid to bring the ph down.
Do I need to shock my pool even though the chlorine reading are above 3.0??
Do I need algaecide for this problem??
I have been super chlorinating about every 2 weeks.
My pool is in the wide open. No trees or shade. It gets 8hrs+ of sun during this time of the year.
I've already tried to lower the ph with dry acid. It worked and I added some phosphate remover. The ph came back up fast and the algae is still coming back. It's brown in color. Well most of it is.. The water is crystal clear. It just appears in small blotches on the sides of the pool. I did see some that appeared to be yellowish green.
Sorry for the long rant, but kind of clueless at this point.
Thanks for any advice,