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    algae ?

    Got back from a weeks vaca, and the pool is green, had rain cont. for the week before we went on vaca and while we were on vaca. Before I left slight green around the edges. I shocked the pool with half gallon of liquid shock and some algaecide. Put a chorine tab in the skimmer, and my Dad put one in three days latter. Now, came back to total green on bottom..vacuumed botton of pool, backwashed then brushed the sides down, as I vacuumed the pool slowly became cloudy..then of course when I sweep the sides , total cloudiness. Went got some more shock and algaecide, put that in and put some solution to clear cloudy pools from the dealer. Ran the filter overnight and woke up to still a cloudy what...more shock???
    POOL: Intex ultra (20' x 48") (seasonal; on concrete pad covered with 1.5" extruded or whatever foam sheets and a tarp - ugly, but comfy); added a through-wall skimmer)
    EQUIPMENT: Pentair SuperFlo pump (1HP, 2SPD); Pentair cartridge filter (200 sq. ft); Pentair MasterTemp natural gas heater (400,000 btu)
    Climate/Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

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    reebok's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    Lakeland, FL

    Re: algae ?

    you haven't shocked (correctly) yet. read pool school, the answers are there.
    16x32 21,000 gallon in-ground exposed aggregate, 1.5hp pump, 120 sqft catridge filter, birdcage, solar panels, aquavac tigershark qc robot.

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    frustratedpoolmom's Avatar
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: algae ?

    Specifically, you need to read How to Shock your Pool, Defeating Algae, and Read This Before you Post.

    Chlorine, at the appropriate levels will defeat algae. Algaecide is more of a preventative and we really don't find it necessary except in specific situations. Sounds like they sold you a clarifier, which also is probably unneccessary.

    If you still have questions after reading those articles, we're here to help.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Apr 2007

    Re: algae ?

    Test your water and post a full set of the results here.

    14,000 gallon, in ground, plaster, free form, play pool.
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    WaterCo Micron High Rate sand filter S750 490 lb, 4883 sq ft - using ZeoBest
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