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    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Decatur, Alabama

    New to site and already in trouble

    Hello everyone!

    As my name implies, my name is Daniel and I live in Alabama. My wife and I just bought our first house and, most importantly, our first pool.

    Some background on the pool. When we bought the house, the pool was basically a hole in the ground. The poolcrete had turned into sand and the liner was dilapidated. We had to have a complete overhaul done to the pool to get it back into working condition. I honestly do not know how long the pool had been in such a state of disrepair. the filer had not been run and the 2-3 feet of water that remained in the dep end was black and genuinely disgusting. It cost more than a little to get the pool back in working condition, but my wife just had to have a pool. After filling the pool up, it was crystal clear for a while. I checked the levels everyday, and still do. I thought I was mastering the element of water, but oh was I wrong.

    That brings me to here today. I have a green problem. I can not get his pool back to crystal and it is driving me crazy. It is green and cloudy. No amount of shock, chlorine, vacuuming, and other substance will get this pool back to the pristine oasis that i once shared with my wife and child.

    That being said, can anyone help me get this back to where I need it to be?

    Also, what about changing the sand in the filter?

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    smforte's Avatar
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    Sep 2013

    Re: New to site and already in trouble

    Hello and Welcome DanielinBama.....First of all since your checking your levels everyday, what test kit are you using? Please post a set of test results like this:


    also edit your signature to include important info about your pool and auipment. Someone will be along to help you.

    Again, welcome and Roll Tide!
    Montgomery, AL
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    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: New to site and already in trouble

    Welcome to TFP!

    No need to change the sand, all sand is a million years old. But, it might be time to deep clean it, Deep Cleaning a Sand Filter

    This is how we kill algae, SLAM

    You'll need a good test kit, Pool School - Test Kits Compared. I use the TF-100 from

    More here on what to put in your signature and how to do it, Pool School - Read This BEFORE You Post
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    Aug 2014
    Northern IL

    Re: New to site and already in trouble

    Welcome!!! And yea, we can SO fix your pool. We do need you to invest in a good testkit, though. Pooldv gave you the links to the best ones!

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