I purchased our Intex pool last year for my kids. I was not surehow well the pool would fare a Michigan winter so I took it down in the fall2015 and put it back up spring 2016. The beginning of the summer was awesome, butthen...I noticed green algae in the pool. I shocked the pool, was changing thefilter continually. I finally decided to order a new pump because I felt theoriginal filter pump that came with the pool just didn’t seem to circulate thewater like it needed too; I started leaving it on all the time. The new sandfilter pump was working great. The pool was a little cloudy but my pool numberswere good. I even took them to the pool store to have them double checked. Thepool store suggested using Pool Brite Super Sheen (about 2oz) to clear it up.The individual at the pool store also suggested not backwashing my pump (to letthe sand get a little dirty) because it being a little dirty would actuallyhelp. Then after months of no rain, we get a couple of heavy, heavy t-storms. Insteadof the pool clearing up, it turns a lovely shady shade of green! ThinkingAlgaecide would help, I poured 60 ml of 50% Algaecide in the pool. Upon furtherreading, I discovered I should have just shocked the pool. Sooooo.... I SLAMMEDthe pool using “All-In-One Shock X-Tra” which is a Shock-Buffer-Clarifier-Flocculent.I may have over did it. I put two 16 oz bags into the pool. I know what you’rethinking… this lady should not have a pool!
Readings this evening 07/15 (SLAMMED last night 07/14)
The pool when I took the reading was cloudy, not green. Thoughts and suggestions needed!
DrowningPool Girl in Training