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    New pool owner

    I have a 5300 gal. above ground pool. Cartridge filter. We live in North Carolina. Hot and sunny!!

    It was put up about 2 months ago. We filled it (ugh). Played in it for a few weeks. We were using chlorine pucks. It got green then it got very green. We started adding algicide etc...

    About a week ago a neighbor told us about this site. We ordered the TF100, a new cartridge filter system. Both came today but we had already started with the bleach right away.
    Test results today:
    PH 7.5
    FC 12.5
    CC 2.0
    CYA--0 very clear all the way to the top.

    Water looks milky/ cloudy filter changed daily and is red/brownish. I think we are at the point where we just filter 24/7 until it clears up and also add stabilizer to bring up the CYA checking the chlorine levels and adding daily as needed. Does this seem right?

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    Re: New pool owner

    Welcome to TFP Once you get the pump running 24/7, since your FC is already at 12.5 start adding CYA (Stabilizer) to get it up to at least 20ppm Here is the CYA chart http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...art-slam-shock. Once your CYA reaches 20 you will be at shock level http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...tain-shockingl

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    Re: New pool owner

    Stop with the agaecide, thank your neighbor, and continue with the SLAM!
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    Re: New pool owner

    Don't forget that it will take a couple weeks for you to test the stabilizer accurately. It's best to go easy adding it until you get a feel for where it actually is. Unless you like draining your pool........
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    Re: New pool owner

    Good advice. CYA/stabilizer will show up on the cya test after 1 week.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Welcome, Bill! We will be here to help. No question is too silly! Good luck with your SLAM. Plan on adding chlorine more than once a day until your pool is perfect.

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    Re: New pool owner

    like woodyp said "stop the algaecide" that's probably why you're cloudy.
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    Re: New pool owner

    Thanks everyone. Slamming away.
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