Hello, I am new!!
I have battled algae since 4th of July. The water will be balanced, but never clear and then the algae comes back and I go through a cycle again. So I assume, I never really killed it?? I went through an algae kill again this weekend. Yellow out followed by 3/1lb shock cycles of dichlor granular chlorine. After each chlorine shock, my free chlorine is reading 0 on my test strip (yes, I now know I need a real test kit, please tell me wich one would be best for my scenario). But, my pool looks the best it has ALL summer...so maybe I killed it??? So why am I not not getting a free cholorine reading but my pool actually cleared up and what do I do next? Pool store said add a non-chlorine oxidizing shock to free up chlorine. Vinyl pool guy I got a number from off the internet said wait until tomorrow and add 1 gallon liquid chlorine. What do you think and thank you in advance!!! It has been one heck of a pool cleaning summer.