Ok, I know I messed up and messed up bad. Our pool was installed April 2007 and I started the BBB method at that time. I have stuck to it and tried to close my pool as best I could understand when the swimming season was over. During swimming season, I only had one issue with algea and that was after a very nasty storm came through. I was able to get a handle on it and stayed clean all season. Here is where I messed up. I did not have the money to purchase a cover for my pool before I did a closing on it, due to some personal issues. So it stayed open to the elements. I tried to keep things clean as best I could but I was having a tough time with back problems and had to quit working on the pool through the winter season because of the back pain becoming too much. Now it looks exactly like this pool that was posted on this topic Here. I had to have back surgery and was home from the end of Feb through to last week. So I took the time to really take long stares at the pool and cry, since I couldn't do anything else...lol. I am so overwhelmed and feel like I may be defeated before I even getting started to work on getting it cleaned up.
I have never owned a pool before in my life till we got this one. The biggest overwhelming part is my pool is not only the ugliest green swap you have ever seen, but it is infested with slugs. Little baby slugs and I have never been so grossed out in all my life! And when I mean infested, I mean there has to be at least a million of them in my pool. I just honestly feel like I have no idea what to do and thinking of draining the pool and starting all over again. I work full time so I can't be home to really make sure that the pool is looked to every hour till I can kill off the algea and keep thinking I won't get anywhere. And how the heck do I get rid of the slugs...and how the heck did they get in my pool? Has anyone ever had to fight this kind of fight with there pool and that can give me some pointers...maybe tell me that I can do this, or something? lol sorry I am just wishing now I had never gotten this pool.
I know one thing....if I can ever get this pool clean again, I will never ever not have a cover over it!