Ok so I am new to posting as well as clearing up green water. Here's my story... I failed to cover my pool this year and naturally wound up with a swamp. I didn't want to drain if I didn't have to so I did some online research and started working on it. I've been at it for almost a month now. I first removed as much debris as I could then I used Clorox brand 1lb bags of shock plus (about 4 lbs over a week span) and some algaecide both from Wal-Mart with filter only running 24/7. It changed color pretty quick but was really cloudy so I used test strips (I know they aren't especially accurate but I had them so) my ph and alkalinity was LOW so I did more research and added regular baking soda with filter running. I also removed more debris since I could see it a bit better. No real change in color but readings were a bit better aside from no chlorine at all. At this point I put in a floater with chlorine tabs in it the kind you punch holes in and hooked up the swg. SWG has been running for almost a week. I also use a mesh skimmer sock and check and clean it as well as the filter very regularly although until today I was using fairly cheap filters from Wal-Mart. So my problem is my Pool is still just as cloudy as ever. So today I took a sample to pool store and these were my readings
The pool supply place was very busy today so I didn't really get any help there so I am hoping someone here can help me get my pool clear again. SWG is running 4 hours a day. And floater is still in pool. Pool holds approximately 5500 gallons.