Hi everyone! Newbie here... Been dealing with algae problems and I'm hoping I can get things under control. The pool came with the house, which we bought a few years ago. First couple of seasons went great - no water problems. Last year, the pool started getting algae but I would shock a pack of granules from the pool store and it would fix it for a while. Long story short, my son was born and I've been slacking on pool care.
I've been doing lots of reading on the TFP forums and I'm determined to get the pool under control and keep it that way. I ordered a K-2006 test kit which will be here Wednesday. Previously I was using test strips, then I bought a test kit at the pool store last year, but it doesn't let me test CYA. Once I get the new kit, I am going to attempt to SLAM the pool.
I'm trying to figure out if I have mustard algae so I know what level to shock at. Any thoughts based on these pictures?
The light spot on the step is where I scrubbed it with a scrub brush.
Some of the mess is from a huge tree that I despise which is dropping tons of pollen in the pool.
If anyone has thoughts on this, I would really appreciate it! Thanks!