I bought a house with a pool in February... In ground, plaster, pool and spa, irregularly shaped 25,000 gallons with a cartridge filter.
Gets direct sun almost all day and is surrounded by trees who loooove to drop tons of leaves.
I ordered a cover to keep the leaves out and the sun out, should arrive next week.
We developed algae in march. Immediately went to the "L" store. Cleared up the algae... And then it came back... And then it came back AGAIN... Needless to say I'm pretty convinced that what I'm getting from the pool store is a quick fix and a bad cycle.
Just (hopefully... Maybe?) rid myself of algae for the last time... Pool is still a little white/cloudy and I can't seem to keep Free Chlorine levels up. Have found myself some Kem Tek liquid chlorine from Orchard Supply Hardware.
I'm determined I will master my pool! And it will one day be pretty and clear! Any and all advice welcome