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    Cool The Simms - Inherited a pool

    Hi All

    We just bought our first house and it came with a pool - a green pool at that. It sure looks like it will be fun, but it's been 3 weeks and it doesn't look swimmable.

    We've shocked it a few times and now it's cloudy. I can't tell whether we should dump more chlorine in or if there is something wrong with the filter. It's all so overwhelming. I've been reading some threads and it's making things even more confusing (only for the first while, I hope).

    Thanks for all your advice.
    35,000 L, above ground

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    Re: The Simms - Inherited a pool

    Welcome to the forum. Make your life easier and clear that pool by first ordering a recommended test kit in pool school. Then learn how to SLAM it properly there.
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    Re: The Simms - Inherited a pool

    We can help you get your pool clear!

    Look at my siggy for where to buy a good test kit like talked about above.

    You are at least getting some progress with the water turning a different color. I would keep adding a jug of bleach a day until you get your test kit.

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    Re: The Simms - Inherited a pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on the new green pool!

    Get one of the Recommended Test Kits. In CA you will have to order the Tayor K-2006 kits.

    When you get it give us some test results and get ready to SLAM Your Pool.

    Here are some of my fave Pool School articles to start with.
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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