So, we have a 1700 gallon pool that was stricken with algae, and our neighbors have one about twice that size that got hit at the same time. We both shocked our pools and used an algicide that drew all of the algae to the bottom in clumps. This was great - the water was clear again. However, neither of our vacuums are working to clear up the clumps of algae at the bottom.
We have a vacuum that connects to our filter, they have a vacuum where you attach a hose and it pushes water through a filter bag on the other side. In both cases, the algae just ends up circulating and clouding the pool again until we leave it alone and it all settles at the bottom again.
Our filters are doing the same work, roughly, insomuch as it's catching algae, but needs to be cleaned constantly and is not circulating enough to really clean it up (the algae was cleared almost two weeks ago now).
So, are there any tips out there on how to get it out short of emptying the pool, cleaning it, and refilling it? If we go that route, pool season is over for this year.