Labor Day weekend I completely cleaned the pool. We have had a minor algae bloom since the beginning of the season (SoCal) on the sides of our pool which then moved to the pool bottom. Not a big deal, but a PITA regardless.
I believe it's mustard algae because it looks brownish and basically sweeps right off.
I also disassembled and thoroughly cleaned our Jandy 60 Sq Ft DE filter.
Pool water has always been clean, sparkly and perfect.
Well a couple days ago the **** algae spots were back on the sides of the pool. Today there was more of it covering part of the shallow end and on the walls.
I had enough so I set the filter to the main drain and completely brushed the entire pool.
Once I was done I really lost it and tossed FIVE BAGS of 1lb shock into the pool because frankly I am going to destroy the Algae like Kirk destroyed Khan. Lets just say tonight was the beginning of PROJECT GENESIS.
I don't think any algae is going to survive in this pool now because I can't even see the bottom of the pool due to the massive amounts of chlorine in the pool now.
See the pic I just took at night.
Prior to my chlorine nuke, the pool was perfect, but it ALWAYS LOOKS THAT WAY and two days later I have the same dame coating of crud on the pool walls.
Tomorrow should be interesting.