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    Help me clear up my poor pool until my test kit arriv

    So, I did away with my pucks, powder, and phosphorus reducer, now (within 24 hrs) my pool is turning green, and I can't see the bottom. I'm sure it was coming anyway, but what can I do in the meantime? I got household bleach, added 2 bottles (121 oz). Is there a danger in overchlorinating if no one is going to swim? Pool party in 5 days!!! HELP!
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    Re: Help me clear up my poor pool until my test kit arriv

    Keep your pump running, what strength is the bleach?
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    Re: Help me clear up my poor pool until my test kit arriv

    Do you have an eta on the testkit arrival? A jug a day and lots of brushing will help.

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    Re: Help me clear up my poor pool until my test kit arriv

    Kit arrives next Tuesday. Any problem with blindly "shocking" the pool? I know it's not what this site teaches, but I'm kinda stuck here

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    Re: Help me clear up my poor pool until my test kit arriv

    Bleach is standard 8.25% I think. Walmart best value

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    Re: Help me clear up my poor pool until my test kit arriv

    as was said... a bottle per day, until your test kit gets there, and brush!
    Don't forget to keep the pump running 24/7 ...
    Like it or not, it sounds like you are into a SLAM
    When you are looking at buying bleach, try to get the 8.25% "concentrated" one. You will use less of it than the 6% regular bleach.

    Once you get your kit, post some numbers for us to look at, and we will advise from there.
    14600 gal Intex 24' Round 52" deep AG Pool (Heavily Modified)
    200lb sand filter w/2 speed 1.5/0.5hp pump
    Stenner 45MHP10 Liquid Chlorine (well... bleach) Injector. Borates added.
    K-2006 test kit w/Speedstir
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    Re: Help me clear up my poor pool until my test kit arriv

    Quote Originally Posted by PoolUmp View Post
    Bleach is standard 8.25% I think. Walmart best value
    I'd start from putting 2 gal of 8.25% bleach in the pool first (estimated +12 ppm FC) and then add 1 gal daily (+6 ppm/day). I don't think adding more will help much.
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    Re: Help me clear up my poor pool until my test kit arriv

    Well how's it looking? It's been a few more days, still green? Still adding bleach and brushing and running your filter? Has your filter pressure gone up any (assuming pressure gauge is good)? Sorry we can't help more, without knowing your chemical levels we have no idea what you need to add (other than some bleach) given your pool party dead line. Have you gone rouge and added more than a bottle a day LOL?
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