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    Ok so my water is clear. But at the bottom there is this orangish brown stuff that fills the entire bottom of my pool after shocking it!!! I have no idea what's going on. I have to vacuum it, but the vacuum my mother got is not good at all. It takes hours and hours to do it. My pool isn't even that big. I need to prevent this from happening, my pump works perfectly fine too. My water is clear but at the bottom it's filled with that brown orange stuff, is it the shock? Or algae .... Idk but I need help ASAP! I'm trying to make it look good for my mother.
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    Coleman above ground pool, came with the pump, about 4 1/2 feet deep, I do not know anything else about it really. ):

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    Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! Please please please

    Your pool is laden with algae and can certainly be fixed, but I am afraid not in the time frame you are thinking. I would guess 5-7 days to get it clear, does that work for you?
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    Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! Please please please

    It's only at the bottom, are you positive it's algae? And can I vacuum it. My buddy went in the vacuum the middle and he said it feels mucky

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    Coleman above ground pool, came with the pump, about 4 1/2 feet deep, I do not know anything else about it really. ):

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    Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! Please please please

    Definitely looks like algae to me. You can drain and refill to get rid of most of it. But, either way yoj will need a TF100xl test kit from TFTestkits.net and when you get the kit Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain the pool to kill the algae.

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    Re: PLEASE HELP ME!!!!! Please please please

    Welcome to the forum.

    Sorry to have to tell you this but I'm in agreement with the others here, it's algae and you need to KILL it.

    Can you give us some background, like how you have been chlorinating the pool, and how you have been testing? What did you use to shock the pool, and how much?

    Also, can you get a tape measure & measure the diameter and water depth? We need this info to calculate water capacity.

    Don't worry, we can help you through this but unfortunately it's going to take time, patience & a lot of bleach!

    Step #1..... Get a recommended test kit on order.

    Step #2..... Read the Pool School links that have been posted.

    Step #3..... Ask questions before you do anything you are not 100% sure of, and before you add anything other than bleach (chlorine) to your pool.

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