1-Pool heater......we only have the sun on the pool from about 8-2 everyday and even with really hot temps this summer the pool was not warm enough (I like it about 84-86) consistently enough to really be enjoyed. Plus it is still hot here (80's) but the pool is FREEZING. I sure would like to be able to swim even now.....next year we will! The guy at the pool store said what I wanted was a big jacuzzi...........yep.
2-Automatic vacuum that actually works..... I got sick of fighting with mine but I'd LOVE to be able to have a cleaner pool without me having to actually clean it everytime!
3-NO MUSTARD ALGAE!
I am sooo sick of this stuff. Been fighting it since July when we went on vaca. I thought I had gotten rid of it several times but it always comes back.
This last time I was determined to get it gone. I did all the right things (kept my CL level at the right amount etc) and finally had NO drops in chlorine for 3 days straight. Plus it looked like the dead algae had settled in little spots around the pool. (looked different....almost fluffy and darker...the mustard is yellow and looks more "stuck" in swirls around the bottom of the pool). Decided to keep my chlorine level higher on a regular basis than before (around 5-7ppm) just in case. Been on top of it and the darn stuff is back.
It is all over the bottom of the pool again. Even though the stuff brushes away easily with your foot it is a PAIN to vacuum up. It covers basically the entire bottom of the pool and I have to go over different spots several times to get it all the way up. Takes me about an hour or more to do....and a crinked neck.
I'm soo sick of it I just want to put a cover on it and forget it. ARGH. Seriously, the water is too cold to swim(79-80) and I'm just over it. But I'm sure that will be nice when I open it up next year.
I have a bottle of some type of algaecide I got from the pool store at the beginning of the season before I started BBB. I was supposed to put some in every other week or something. Can I use that? How much? The whole bottle??!! I really don't know what else to do. I've had so many bottles of clorox going out of here it is ridiculous.
Please help me. I'm at my wits end with this stuff.