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    May 2016
    Wilton Ca

    Green to Cloudy for two days

    Have you ever thought the area might be a better flower bed? that's about where i am however, too stubborn to let something like this win. Here's a quick background and type of pool

    Pool: Outdoor, in ground, built in the 80's
    Lived here for 6 years, no real problems to date that could not be cleared up with shock and cleaning.

    History: Pool was dark green three days ago
    added 11 lbs of shock, turned cloudy overnight.....has stayed cloudy ever since.....filter cleaned three times (cartridge filter)......
    Last night 7pm checked chlorine (low) added another 1lb of shock

    Testing Kit: Store brand (all clear pool in Elk Grove Ca)

    Now: Readings
    CL = 5.0
    FC = 5.0
    PH = 7.0
    TA = 60

    Please advise on best method to get pool clear and swimming condition

    Your help is appreciated.

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    Apr 2012
    Columbia SC

    Re: Green to Cloudy for two days

    Welcome to TFP

    What we would reccomend is getting a good test kit that includes a CYA test (you left that number out) and a fas-dpd chlorine test. You need both of those to SLAM your pool to clear it up.


    You are throwing "shock" in which is likely a product that contains either CYA or calcium, both of which can build up to undesired levels, we would reccomend liquid chlorine or bleach instead. Read up in pool school (link at top of page) and decide if you want to learn to test and take care of the water with knowledge of what you are putting in your pool and why.
    18*36*23 true "L" vinyl IG 29,000 gallons. SWG. TF-100 test kit.

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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Green to Cloudy for two days

    Welcome to TFP!

    +1 to buying a great test kit. I use the TF100 from Get the XL option so you have plenty of tests for your SLAM.

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