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    Algecide=cloudy water?

    My pool was perfectly clear but I noticed a little algae along the edges. I added algecide per the instructions and 10 minutes later my water is extremely cloudy and I can't see the bottom.

    I haven't tested the levels of anything else yet but any suggestions as to why that small amount would immediately cloud my pool?

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    Re: Algecide=cloudy water?

    Hi there

    Could post up a set of test results and how you're testing. Not sure why Algaecide would cloud up water. But it also doesn't kill algae (read the fine print on the bottle), it is a preventative at best.

    It will help us help you if you could update your signature with your pool details and what test kit you are using.
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    Re: Algecide=cloudy water?

    24 foot, 2.0 hp waterway pump, tk2006 kit

    Chlorine 1.0
    Ph 7.2

    It was literally an instant change to cloudy when I added the algecide
    Last edited by Rmd0627; 07-26-2016 at 06:40 PM. Reason: Add info

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    Re: Algecide=cloudy water?

    Well your chlorine is definitely too low and you have visible algae right?

    The cure for algae is here. Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain

    It a process not a one time addition. I'd reccomend staying away from the Algaecide as many contain copper which can cause other issues like metal stains and green water.
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    Re: Algecide=cloudy water?

    Thank you! I slammed earlier this summer so I will try that again.

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    Re: Algecide=cloudy water?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rmd0627 View Post
    Thank you! I slammed earlier this summer so I will try that again.
    You didn't post your CYA number. Just remember to never let FC drop below minimum for your CYA. Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

    And for SLAM, make sure you pass all three tests before you lower chlorine. I've done this battle myself. Brush brush brush while at shock level. Look for algae hiding places. I know......I've been there when it comes back. I now have the kids brush cracks and crevices with a hand brush.......I think they get a kick out of it.

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    Re: Algecide=cloudy water?

    And please go to settings at the top right of the page and edit your signature to tell us about your pool. Include the 2006 testkit.

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