We have struggled to keep our pool clear. We have put hundreds of $$$ of chemicals into it this summer as per the pool store instructions but to no avail it's still green. We have a layer of yellow algea that brushes away easily but its coating the entire pool. Water is pretty clear in shallow but green down in the deep. Yesterday I added 5 182oz bottles of bleach from Walmart. Today I added another. I got the 6 way test kit from Walmart (I know you all recommend the FASDPD but I don't have the time and have to convince my husband first. So, how do I know if my chlorine is at shock level? My test kit only goes up to 10 and it's showing that now. Yesterday morning my cholrine was at 0 and it's been high ever since so does that rule out mustard algea since it's holding the chlorine?
Also, I am just pouring the bleach into the skimmer slowly, is that right? I saw a post about people prefering one or the other so didn't know. It hasn't bleached my liner yet so I'm thinking it's okay.
When do I vaccuum it out again? I have just been brushing it 3 times a day.
Thanks to any help you all have to offer! I do appreciate it! I need this to work so my husband doesn't kill me for pouring bleach into it! (He doesn't like change!)
Here are my numbers:
Total Chlorine 10
CYA 60 (I had been using the test strips until today and it had showed 30 for the past month)