It could have been caused by many reasons, the leaves, water was too warm when you closed or opened, etc. Either way you need to SLAM to clear it up. Slamming is not a one time addition, it is a constant cycle of adding FC to the SLAM level, testing then adding to MAINTAIN the FC at or just above the SLAM level. At the beginning this could mean testing and adding chlorine every hour or less. FC consumption will start to decrease as the water turns gray and starts to clear. The pool turned that way over the course of months probably and will take several days, maybe weeks to clear. The good thing is that it will. Read the SLAM article and follow it to the letter. CYA is better to bring up to about 30 to SLAM to reduce chlorine use and then to your target gradually so you dont overshoot. You can choose to backwash if you want you may just wast some of the CYA you added. I am guessing you added it to the skimmer? Either way retest CYA and set your FC target accordingly. As for the algaecide, it is in there now so nothing can be done. It is not generally recommended since most contain metals or other things that can create problems later. Patience and attention you will turn it back clear in no time. Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain Good luck.
It's probably too late to help you this year, but for future reference: [table=width: 600, align: center] [tr] [td] [/td] [td] [/td] [/tr] [tr] [td]Canister fits in vacuum hose[/td] [td]Leaf bagger[/td] [/tr] [/table] One of the big rules for TFP is not to add anything to your water unless you know what it is. What's in that algaecide you added? Was it a copper compound? Do you prefer green hair to blond? Algaecides work better as a preventative than as a cure, anyway. Don't add any more. Continue removing debris and then commence the SLAM process. It will help us help you if you could post some test results and where they came from. There's an outside chance you have astronomical CYA levels or the CYA you had has broken down into Ammonia. In either case, a partial drain would be called for before you start pouring expensive chemicals in.
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