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    Aug 2015
    El paso

    Cloudy green pool

    i have an intex pool 24 by 52 my TH is 400 my FC is 0 my PH is 8.4 my TA is 240 and my CYA is 30-50. I shocked it with 2 lbs of HTH super shock yesterday and ran the filter for about 18 hours. Today the pool is a cloudy green. I filtered it for about 10 hours today but it is still cloudy green and I can't see the bottom.

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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Cloudy green pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    It is important to maintain PH between 7.2 and 7.8. When it gets to 7.8 add muriatic acid yo lower it to 7.2.

    Is is very important to maintain chlorine at target level for your CYA, Chlorine CYA Chart, if it drop below minimum then the pool is not properly sanitized and algae will grow.

    Now, that algae is growing you will need to Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain your pool to kill the algae.

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    Sep 2013

    Re: Cloudy green pool

    How is it going with your pool?

    I see that you report CYA as 30-50, which makes me think you are using test strips to get your measurements. Strips are not sufficiently accurate to guide you when maintaining pool chemistry or fighting algae - you won't know what levels to maintain or how much bleach to put in.

    Please read Pool School - Test Kits Compared so you can be better informed about recommended test kits. Accurate measurements are essential for effective and efficient maintenance of your pool.
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