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Thread: Walls and Bottom Green, Should I Shock?

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    Apr 2016
    Baton Rouge/LA

    Walls and Bottom Green, Should I Shock?

    Greetings all,

    I have an AGP and I have an Intex Sand/Saltwater Generator filter. Recent storms shut the power off to the pump, and I was working for several days (National Guard). Therefore, I was unable to get it turned back on until a few days ago. The water seems to have cleared up, but the bottom and sides are covered with green algae. Should I shock the pool to get it back right? We have some folks coming over one week from tomorrow, and I would like to get it back right before then if possible.

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    LittleTagAlong's Avatar
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    Jun 2016
    Amarillo TX

    Re: Walls and Bottom Green, Should I Shock?

    Not an expert, but I've learned a lot from this forum. I think you should 1) brush, brush, brush and 2) SLAM. Check your levels with Taylor test kits and use Pool Calculator to see how much chlorine to use.
    But, please, ask the moderators/experts.

    AG, Intex 18' x48" Easy Set pool( =/- 5455 gal)
    Intex SF80110 sand filter & SWG ECO 7110, Hayward AquaCritter
    Well water, location is north Texas, usually up from late May to Oct.
    Taylor TF-100 test kit, TDS Digital Salinity meter and Taylor salt kit

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    Mar 2012
    North Georgia

    Re: Walls and Bottom Green, Should I Shock?

    That stinks! What sort of test kit do you have? Tag Along gave you solid advice. You need to get some chlorine in that pool stat, we just need to know your CYA levels to determine how much.
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    Aug 2014
    Northern IL

    Re: Walls and Bottom Green, Should I Shock?

    Thank you for your service! If you need financial assistance with getting a recommended testkit, Pool School - Test Kits Compared , please send me a private message. Click on my name and click send PM.

    It's really hard to help much without reliable testkit numbers... In the meantime, we can help you get the pool better. Let us know the size/volume of your pool. Add a jug of household bleach, (no splasess or scented) for now and brush the entire pool 1-2 times daily.

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