I have a green pool at the home we just bought. Was full of dark green algea after the filter clogged and the pump didn't prime so it didn't run for several days. Well water, DE Filter (just opened and hosed out), older gunite pool. The pool has to have metal remover put in after it's filled or if you use the pool slide and have it on a lot.
We shocked the water with liquid bleach, over the laste week we have probably dumped about 15 gallons of bleach in it and I never manage to get it to test at above the 1-2 level on the pool test and it says it should be in the 3-4. I've also dumped in about 12lbs of baking soda over the last week and the ph did come up a bit as it was clear and not even showing up on the test originally.
These numbers were from today.
I think I must still have some algea since I can't keep the chlorine around at all.
I bought borax and added 10lbs to it tonight after using the calculator.
My questions. How often can I add and how long must I wait to test and add more? Can I also be adding chlorine around the same time?
We took our water to the pool store and he said to add ph increaser, waiting 24 hours, adding more, waiting 24 hours then adding two bottles of stain remover. He said to not add any chlorine while working on the ph. Is this true? I'm afraid of another algea bloom. I'm also running my pumps 24 hours a day, should I keep doing this?
Thanks for the advice.