I just beat the early stages of an algae bloom. I knew it was algae by a slight sliminess on the liner, cloudy water and higher than normal chlorine consumption. This was caused by me going on a small vacation, superchlorinating and leaving the solar cover on, which I assume did not allow the pool to oxidate properly. I have since superchlorinated and scrubbed and my pool is sparkling clean however my question now is:
My numbers were perfect prior to superchlorinating, yet the pool was cloudy, is there anything in the test kits that signify algae in its early stages or is it "Becoming one with your pool" that nips it in the butt? In this case it was the later.