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Thread: My pool is a green swamp

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    My pool is a green swamp

    Hello All,
    I am new to pool ownership as the house I bought has one and I have decided to try to maintain it. I have been to Leslie Pool(LP) and I feel like they are feeding me nothing but BS, most times. I have added liquid Chlorine and a Shock packet...that got the water crystal clear BUT the PH levels are off. I took a sample to LP and told them that there was Algae growing in my pool, they said I needed Sodium Ash...I bought it...added it and left for the weekend, I turned the pump off because it seemed to be pumping slowly. I got back last night...IT WAS GREEN! I am felt defeated and this morning I added another bottle of Liquid Chlorine, a shock packet and left for work with the pump on.

    I need to buy some supplies for this pool but LP is EXPENSIVE...I've been going to Ollie's...can you HELP ME?

    What should I buy?
    Where should I buy test kits from?

    I'm really trying...

    Trying to be positive.
    Intex Ultra Frame 18 ft round 48 in deep and 7,600 gallons, Above Ground pool surface vinyl, Hayward Perflex® Extended-Cycle D.E pump & filter.

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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: My pool is a green swamp

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    There are only a few Recommended Test Kits, the best deal by far is the TF-100 from Add the XL option since your pool is green.

    Once you have the kit, post up a full set of test results to make sure nothing needs addressed prior to following the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process.

    Read these as they will explain what you need to do:
    Defeating Algae
    Turning Your Green Swamp Back into a Sparkling Oasis
    Jason, TFP Moderator
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