i've been fighting algae for a long time with the local pool store recipe to no avail. My pool got so bad I actually had a duck fly in and camp out for an hour two weeks ago.
That duck sent me a message to find another way and I was so happy to find this site. I started slamming before my Taylor K-2006 kit came and adjusted after being able to test. Pools never looked better but I still have some last remaining green areas on the walls that I'm looking forward to seeing go away. I actually thought the color of my plaster was stained a light green! I'm losing about 4ppm in the OFCT.
Here's my current water
FC: Slamming at 20
PH: 7.4 (via an Electronic Meter)
I've been brushing once or twice a day, cleaning the filter every AM to wash out the gray matter, pulled the pool light and trying to keep my POP high. The volume of bleach I'm purchasing has been over the top but much cheaper than the weekly pool store chems which didn't get me anywhere.
Thanks to all who have posted such great advice here. Looking forward to seeing the OFCT finish in the next week or so and get this into maintenance mode.
One question: is it ok to increase the FC up to the 30 range in n the morning on work days? By the time I get home it seems to get down to about 13 and I'd like to keep it higher all day.
PS: I'll try to get the picture thing working when I'm done so I can post before and after photos (duck and all)