I've been lurking these forums for quite awhile now. My wife and I decided to go with a SWG after having our first child. This will be my seventh year as a pool owner. I opened the pool up this year to the normal load of crud accidentally getting dropped off the cover into the pool water. After fighting with the ensuing pool chemistry nightmare this usually causes me, all I needed to do was drop the TA to 120 and vacuum before adding the salt and starting the generator. Everything was going along fine until we left for a three day weekend and left our house sitter in charge of adding a gallon of bleach to maintain the chlorine level. Instead, she took our dogs for a swim in it and then forgot to add the bleach. I came back to the greenest pool I've ever witnessed. 0 FC, TA at 240, and a Ph that was so reddish purple I could only assume it was over the 8.3 mark.
I first raised the FC level to 15 by adding 3 gallons of 6% bleach. (I now read that I should of raised that to 30 with the 80 CYA I have) After that had zero effect on the algae, I then went out and bought Algaecide and poured that in an hour ago.
My question is this: even though I have a green sewer, can I still add the salt and start the SWG or should I wait until the algae is hopefully dead?