New to forum, but have been reading/studying ALOT on your site..so here is my situation and I think based on what I read, what I should do--
Started about 3 months ago with cloudy water and pool company kept giving us more and more stuff to put in, looked like we had some persistent algae that kept coming back and we just cannot keep chlorine up despite having done "superchlorination" on SWG and keeping output at 100% for several long periods of time still not getting chlorine up. The last thing they had us do was use a chlorine free oxygenating shock(not so good I have learned), a bromine algae remover (BAD I have learned), along with "Optimizer" (which I have since learned is Borax and actually pretty good for pool), then crazy amounts of ph reducer after Optimizer, and FINALLY more stabilizer. Water clear but still hardly any chlorine and still a little bit of algae looking stuff that keeps coming back in a few spots. water clear but I am sure not for long since very low chlorine. So thinking I need to do chlorine SLAM with bleach??
Test with new Taylor Kit (Wow my husband and I felt like mad scientists!)
PH 8 (took 4 drops of acid reduction part to get down to 7.8ish)
Should I get this PH lower before shocking? I assume shocking is correct route at this point....
Thanks all really enjoy reading about my pool, man that's weird! LOL but here in Florida pools are serious business!