I have a green pool, on the 4th of July!
This is my second time in two years doing the stain removal.
36,000 gallon SWG inground vinyl pool.
Last Saturday I turned off the chlorine generator
The pool store said the chlorine was at zero Monday so I added the Stain Free. Presto everything is beautiful white.
An hour later with pump running and after brushing, I added Metal Free.
They said wait 72 hours and use this sparkle-up type product to increase filter effectiveness.
On wednesday morning no water was moving but pump was running at 20psi. So I backwashed then added the filter agent again.
Thursday The pool was cloudy and stunk to high heaven. They tested the water fro metal and said it was all gone. Start the SWG on super-chlorinate. The smell and cloudiness was so bad by afternoon I couldn't see the steps of the ladder.
So they said add this shock , 3 bags, to bring the chlorine up to get rid of the algae.
I did. Friday morning it was 80% clear and chlorine was 2.0.
I asked them if it would be safe for Saturday. They said well chlorine is normal just shock it some more.
I SAID "Wait, won't it turn green" "No sir, there is no metal in your pool, we checked." I forgot I had added about an hour of city water, because of evaporation. My city water report says copper is at minimal testing level.
Added the shock, 3 bags, and now it is clear.
I mean literally as quick as I turned and turned back again a green shimmer started on the water, within 30 minutes the whole pool is green. I called and they said sorry(we just work here), add this metal free 1.5 bottles and it will go away when the chlorine drops.
Is there anything I can do to have the pool safe, and clear in 4 hours?
Absorbic acid? will it turn the metal back invisible again. Will it?
I had switched to this pool store because they were closer. oops. I was trying to avoid becoming my own pool chemist but I think if I really want a beautiful Saltwater pool with minimum chemicals I need to do as others have done and get a very good test kit and take care of it myself.