Hi--I have been fighting algae for nearly four days and the water is not clearing up. it is not improving at all. I will use your step by step instructions, but I have a question.
I have an inground fiberglass pool (6000 gallons) with an automatic chlorine feeder. The FC is starting to come up from nearly 0 but I have also added one of those floating chlorine dispensers. PH is rather low so I am working on bringing that up to 7.2. Last test showed it about 6.8. The filter is a cartridge filter (paper/polymer, not carbon). I have only shocked it once so far.
My question: Can I add household bleach to the pool to help increase the FC? Or should I only use one or the other?
thank you. This site has been more helpful than all the nit wits at all the pool stores in this area. While they try to be helpful, they keep selling me chemicals which don't work, like the algeacide and they are either guessing and not helping to think through the problems.