I followed the stickie on treating stains with absorbic acid. Yes, it did remove all the staining, but my water went from clear to cloudy, then cloudy to green. Now I've got a pretty ugly mess and I'm not sure if it's the staining coming back or algae or both! I did pre-treat with Algaecide; but obviously not enough. And a sequestrant after the acid treatment; but now I'm wondering if that was enough!
In short, my IG plastic stairs/steps look 'stained' again to me; but it could also be the alage. When I use just a little bit of absorbic on it (test), the acid does clear it up some. Can Absorbic Acid clear up alage as well??? (I did this after brushing). So now I'm lost since I feel like this time around on the acid treatment I waited well past 48 hrs prior to addidng any bleach. Even then I've only been using 3" tabs in my feeder and every other day adding 1/2gal of bleach. The pool is a 30,000 gal vniyl pool.
Last numbers I have are:
PH 7.4 (which am lowering to 7.2 as we speak)
The acid was put in about 1 week ago. So, I'm at the fork in the road on what to do? Should I reapply what acid I have left in a cheap attempt to start over (I only have about 1 pound left). Rasie the CL or ?
Green isn't my color .