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    Apr 2016
    Santa Ana, CA

    To Drain or Not to Drain

    I've been battling this problem for a few months and pool stores haven't help much and Summer is here. According to my Taylor Kit (K-1003) CC 10, pH 7.2, TA -170 as of today. My water is still light green I've treated for algae, slam it and I just been putting too much $ that I'm just giving up. What do you think "Drain It". Thanks And of course Leslies readings are always different.
    Pool Capacity 15000 gal., Date build 1960's, IG(in ground) Plaster, Pentair Filter (Triton II TR50 Sand Filter),
    "Franklin Electric 1081" Motor Pump (1.5 hp.) one speed, Pentair "Rebel" (Suction Side Cleaner), Taylor K-1003
    On water restrictions.

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: To Drain or Not to Drain

    Welcome to TFP!

    You need a better test kit to know the path forward. The CYA is the key piece of missing information. Without the proper test kit, there is no way you followed the SLAM process correctly.
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    MikeInNH's Avatar
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    Sep 2007
    Southern NH

    Re: To Drain or Not to Drain

    As mentioned, CYA test is a must at this point. You will also need to do the over night test at some point so please do buy the missing pieces that your K-1003 doesn't have. Looking at the colors of the OTO will not cut it for green pools.

    You are fighting unknowns at this point. 15k gallons is a lot to drain and refill, green is not hard to fight when you know your numbers.
    2007 1st full year with AG pool~15k gallons 18'x33' JW
    6/2010 added 2 button Intex SWG-painless except for when reset
    Switched to BBB from Baquacil (couldn't pay me to go back)

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