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    Help I cant get my water right this year

    I have an 18X52 intex pool. It is our 4th season using it. This year I cant seem to clear it up. Last week it got so green you could not see your hand.I tried a mix of chemicals. I finally got frustrated and dumped the entire pool, bleached and scrubbed the liner and filter parts. I refilled it....but still has a green tint. I got the pool tested and of course they tried to sell me a storeful of product. May I use your experience and expertise to tell me what I really should add to my water. I live in MA and only a few more weeks left of pool season. I want to close it with clear water in a few weeks. this is the printout I receivedPool.jpg:

    Total Chlorine .9
    Free chlorine 0
    PH 7.0
    Total alkalinity: 80
    Calcium Hardness 75
    Stabilizer 0
    Water appearance: suspended particles
    Algae: green
    Algae shock .9

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    Re: Help I cant get my water right this year

    Hello and welcome to TFP! We would be happy to assist. But you'll hear this first comment over & over ..... never reply on pool store testing. You think they mean well and should be experts, it never works that way. Please take the first step in owning your pool by ordering the correct test kit from the TF-100 link below in my signature. Everything we advocate begins with the proper testing. Absolutely critical. Also see the other links below to read before your kit arrives and you'll be armed to fix that water for good! We look forward to helping you. Welcome to the forum.

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    Re: Help I cant get my water right this year

    If you just scrubbed the pool and refilled, this link may be of use
    Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools

    I certainly agree that the better test kit (TF-100 or Taylor K-2006) will make pool management much easier.

    When you say water is green... Is it cloudy green (like you had before with the algae) or is it clear green? Are you filling with well water or city water?
    18' x 48" ring top pool (Summer Escapes); 5500 gallons; set up June - October, stored during winter; Intex 2500 gph pump (B size cartridge filter) Hayward 21" sand filter + 1.5 hp single speed Powerflo Matrix pump (upgrade October 2016) *** K-2006 test kit, refills from tftestkits

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    Re: Help I cant get my water right this year

    city water and just a green tint.

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