Hello to all. I have been doing some reading up on your site and I am stumped so please forgive my ignorance. I have not maintained a pool in over 15 years so here goes. Purchased a home at foreclosure...GOOD for me...also obtained an AG that has not been opened in 2.5 years..BAD for me. I have shocked it I thought quite well. Water went from green swamp to NOT an oasis. Water is clear and blue. I have scooped leaves out and seem to be left with an algae on bottom that will not go away. It floats through vacume back into pool no matter how much backwashing is done. The seperate auto cleaning system gets clogged up with a slime that smells like seaweed. Tried to vacume to waste but it seems to not go anywhere. I am not sure at this point what to do. I am maintaining with BBB and have let some levels fall due to frustration. What should my next step be? Levels as follows...
total chlorine- 1
I am awaiting new test kit and am using gool ol' strips for the time being. HEELLLLLLLLLLPPP!
A very frustrated pool owner.