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    suggestions anyone

    hello, im new to the pool, i just bought the house it has an above ground pool which is 15 by 48 also 5000 gallon im useing baquacil and my water is very cloudy? how can i clear my water i added algea and santizer and 6 oz of ph increaser, what am i doing wrong? should i get rid of baqacil and go to chlorine? i just want something low maintenance an easy to figure out....

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    help

    i have a 15 by 48 pool which is 5000 gallon and cant get my water clear, i added ph increaser and aligstat and algea.

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    new to the pool ... Help with Baq

    i have a 15 by 48 5000 gallon pool that i cant get the water clear im useing baquacil.

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    Re: new to the pool

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    I am going to move this over to the related forum area ... as Baq is kind of its own beast.
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    Re: new to the pool ... Help with Baq

    Others will be along shortly, I don't have personal experience with baq, but from what I've seen and read, you're in the right place. Are you here to try to get your baq cleared up, which I've read can be done, or perhaps you're at wits end with it and considering going to the much easier and cheaper chlorine?
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    Re: new to the pool ... Help with Baq

    I just noticed the small size of this pool. Honestly, your best bet is likely to drain it and start over, either with Baq (not recommended) or with chlorine.
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    Re: help

    Welcome to TFP!

    If you plan to take it down at the end of the season then I would follow this
    Pool School - Guide for Seasonal/Temporary Pools

    If not, then start reading here
    ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    And here
    Pool School - Getting Started




    EDIT: disregard this response. The post I responded to did not indicate that baquacil was in use. Please add your pool info to your signature so that we can better help you. More here, Pool School - Read This BEFORE You Post
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