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    Getting the pool going

    Hey guys I am new to the pool deal, but I just replaced the sand and bought a new filter and ordered the Taylor Tf-100 test kit. We poured algaecide in last night and the pool has turned a cloudy blue instead of green. While I am waiting on my test kit to arrive, and I have significantly reduced the algae what can I pour into my pool?

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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Hey there,

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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Done.
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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Can someone help?
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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Please don't pour anything into your pool except liquid chlorine, aka "bleach". Algaecides don't get rid of algae, they are meant to prevent it.

    While waiting for your TF-100 to arrive, please only add 1/2 bottle of plain, unscented bleach from the laundry aisle (8.25%) each night until you can bring us test results.

    Make sure you've removed any debris (leaves, dead possums, lumpy stuff, y'know?) from the pool too.

    You're on the right track with ordering a test kit. And even cloudy blue is better than cloudy green, right?
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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Good Morning

    your at about 13000 gallons, 24 foot round at 4 feet deep.. yep, just use 1/2 gallon bleach a day and use that brush and leaf rake

    once you receive your kit, come back and post your numbers and we will go from there

    I hope this helps
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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Read up in Pool School while you are waiting. Here are a few good places to start.
    Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain
    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Pool School - Getting Started
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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Pour the bleach in front of the jet?
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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Yes. To disperse it into the water as much as possible. Then brush around a good bit. Brushing never hurts the pool.
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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Here is a handy page on pool chemicals, what they are, what they do and how to add them to your pool. Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Here are my test results
    Fc=7.5
    Ph-7.4
    Cya-60
    Ch-175
    Ta-120
    And now I have this collecting on bottom of pool when I get close to it vacuuming, it disappears for a bit and reappears image.jpg
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    Re: Getting the pool going

    Looks like dead algae. You have to sneak up on it.

    Numbers look good. Are you SLAMing? Have you done an overnight chlorine loss test? Pool School - Perform the Overnight FC Loss Test (OCLT)
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