We finally got our cover off yesterday and the water was clear, but algae settled to the bottom. As I turned on the auto-vac it stirred it up good and now the water is all green. Initial test (via strip) was
Ph-7.2 almost a full box of Borax added early this morning
FC-0 maybe 1 1/2 gallons Bleach added-what I had on hand
Went to the store and purchased 10 gallons bleach, 2 boxes Borax, 2 bags Baking Soda, and 2 bottles of Stabilizer, and 5 pk of Super Shock (yeah, I know...), and a 6 in 1 test kit until my good one gets here
Added 1 bottle stabilizer, 4 bags of shock and three hours later..
...added 3 bottles of bleach
WHY am I losing chlorine?? Is the algae just taking it? It needs to go away!! Once I get FC hopefully up to the 16 shock level should I retain it better? Do I keep adding chlorine every hour or so until it reaches shock or do I need to dump it all in?