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Thread: Help with green pool

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    Join Date
    Aug 2016

    Help with green pool

    I am a fairly new pool owner. It is an Intex pool. I have done pretty good until recently with keeping the pool clear. We went 2 weeks without putting shock in and the pool turned green. I normally use 1 pound per week. I did shocked with 5 pounds and it turned the pool from green to cloudy. I kept the filter on the whole time hoping it would clear up. I waited a couple days tested the water and at first the chlorine was high. All the levels were on the money but it was still cloudy. I called a pool store and was told to use a clarifier. I put in about 2 ounces. The next morning is was back to a light green. I have cleaned the pool and cleaned out the filter daily for 5 days but it is still green. It looks lighter than it did and all levels are reading normal. What am I doing wrong?

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    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    New Braunfels, TX

    Re: Help with green pool

    Do you have a test kit? Do you use chlorine pucks or bleach? Can you post your results like:

    FC: ?
    CC: ?
    PH: ?
    TA: ?
    CH: ?
    CYA: ?

    The CYA is pretty important here since it sounds like you're using powdered shock (is that right?). If so, you've been adding quite a bit of CYA which, at a certain point, renders your shock/chlorine almost useless.
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