OPENED THE ON FRIDAY 5/31. ADDED ALKALINITY / HARDNER AND SHOCK AFTER GETTING THE WATER CHECKED. THE WATER IS CLEAR, BUT I HAVE ALGAE. ADDED FLUNK THE ALGAE IS BROKEN UP, BUT HAVING A PROBLEM VACUMING IT UP. IT SPREADS AND I AM UNABLE TO GET RID OF IT. WHAT DO I DO NEXT.
FUSTRATED IN HOLTSVILLE
If everything is balanced and you are still getting algae, it is likely a filtration problem. Where is the algae occurring? Start in the same place every time? If so you may have a "dead zone" where the water is not circulating making an algae bloom in that area more likely. If it is not circulating there, no chlorine is getting to the area and algae lives on again and again. There could also be algae in the filter or plumbing system that is not destroyed and it leads to recurring algae. Clean the filter if necessary.