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Thread: Test results - my pool is green- help please!

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    Test results - my pool is green- help please!

    I forgot to put bleach in my pool night before last & woke up to a green pool. I got my test kit in & here are my results
    FC - 7
    CC - .5
    TC - 7.5
    CH - 100
    TA - 120
    CYA - 40
    So what do I do now?
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    Re: Test results - my pool is green- help please!

    Test pH then dose it 7.2 and then SLAM. The sooner you start the quicker it will be. Follow the SLAM process and you will probably have it back by the holiday.

    One question - your pool is Cloudy green right??
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    Re: Test results - my pool is green- help please!

    Yes it's cloudy green. Do I just test the pH with the k-1000 kit?
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    Re: Test results - my pool is green- help please!

    Yes, use the K-1000 kit. Later when you are Slamming and your FC is over 10, pH tests will not be accurate so it's important to get it low to start since most pool's pH rise with time.

    Sounds like you have the TF-100 test kit?
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    Tagelus TA60/60D Sand Filter, Raypak 399K Digital Heater, TF-100

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    Re: Test results - my pool is green- help please!

    My ph is 7.5 do I need to lower it?
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    Re: Test results - my pool is green- help please!

    7.2 is suggested for the Slam and I recommend lowering it. If you have muriatic acid (MA), it will a small addition then you can kick off the Slam. Depending on long your Slam takes it will give you good piece of mind.

    If you don't have it on hand and don't want to wait, bump up to FC Slam target is 16 and just add enough MA in a few days to move it from 7.5 to 7.2, ~86 oz per Pool Math. Just remember that pH tests with FC over 10 ppm are not accurate.
    16' x 32' (21100 gal), vinyl, 1.5 hp Hayward SuperPump,
    Tagelus TA60/60D Sand Filter, Raypak 399K Digital Heater, TF-100

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