I'm not sure what to do. We never had any information provided to us when we had the pool "fixed" as there was a falling out with the PB. All we were told was that with the SWG, as long as we had salt in the water, it was easy to take care of and we shouldn't have to add anything. Well the first couple years things ran great. Last year, had issues with algae at the start of the season and I was told about shocking with bleach. So I did and I eventually was able to clear up the water as well as bleach out the liner apparently. UGH! So it isn't pretty, but still was swimmable and everyone had a great summer last year.
So fast forward to this year. Pool quickly turned into a swamp. SWG was running and I was shocking with bleach....nothing was happening. That was when I discovered that the Aquarite wasn't working so my "shocking" was really just adding the normal chlorine to the water and the algae was using it up really fast and just kept growing. I have probably put in over $150 in bleach at this point. Frustrated is not the word and I'm really thinking it would be a better patch of lawn at this point. I replaced the $3 part from Digi-Key in my Aquarite and it appears to be doing it's job now. I have not added bleach in a week. Algae is not growing, but it isn't going away either.
Finally, I have spent some time on here reading and I ordered a good test kit instead of those dang dipsticks. My TF100 came today and I did all my tests. Here are my results.
WOW! After reading on here, I see that my CYA is really low for my SWG pool.
This is where my questions come in. I really want to SLAM my pool and get it pretty and able to swim in. It is green and 84 degrees....I should be enjoying a cocktail in it and not just looking at it and wanting to cry.
Should I first raise my CYA and then follow the charts to SLAM it or is there something I can do to battle all the issues at the same time?
I'm really at a loss and quickly running out of cash.