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    neighbor's pool cloudy&green...

    Help!!!please double check my sugestion to my neighbor on there pool..Inground vinyl..sand filter..check'd there water result's..ph=7.2...fc=7.5....cc=.5...Tc=8.0...alk=170...calc ium hardness=170..Cya +100...The pool store test was 130..which they said was normal....Water is cloudy&green tent still..they have been fighting this sincelast week ..add'd what the pool people said to add....I told them that they were going to have to drain atleast 1/2 of water and replace with fresh.....I'm I right on that??? tring to get them straighten'd out and on the BBB method...
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    Re: neighbor's pool cloudy&green...

    Replacing half the water is certainly the best plan. You should invite them to join the forum. But keep in mind that there are risks, and friendship is always more important than pool care.
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    Re: neighbor's pool cloudy&green...

    Yes, they need to do some draining and refilling, or use a heck of a lot more bleach to shock for that CYA level!
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    Re: neighbor's pool cloudy&green...

    Thank's guy's I just wanted to make sure...I suggested that they join the forum and get the test kit&use the pool calculater..I told her she should double check me but the only way you will get it to clear up is to drain atleast half...How to you check cya over 100?????...I've never been that high..
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    Re: neighbor's pool cloudy&green...

    You can do the test with dilution. Mix equal parts of pool water and tap water together, measure the CYA level of that, and multiply the result by two. The results will be less precise, but they will give you an idea of your CYA level.
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    Re: neighbor's pool cloudy&green...

    Thank's...The pool company recomend's 30-150 cya level..wow!!!..It max'd over 100 with my test..the pool company said it was 130...which they said was fine...
    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: neighbor's pool cloudy&green...

    Quote Originally Posted by kplaster
    Thank's...The pool company recomend's 30-150 cya level..wow!!!..It max'd over 100 with my test..the pool company said it was 130...which they said was fine...
    Isn't it amazing what some of the "professionals" recommend?

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