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    filter start up for a newbie

    new to board, new to pool ownership.

    bought house that had pool and am now opening it. pool was not opened last year.

    after starting my pump and filter up i noticed a brief period of greenish water coming back into the pool from the filter. is this normal on a start up? the water is running clean now and it was only a few minutes of green feedback. just struck me as odd.

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    Re: filter start up for a newbie

    You may have had some algae growing inside your filter and plumbing.
    12,800 gallon IG plaster kidney-shaped pool, waterslide, 800 gallon spa.
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    Re: filter start up for a newbie

    will shocking the pool water take care of that?

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    Re: filter start up for a newbie

    will shocking the pool water take care of that?
    Yes, although it would probably be helpful to backwash thproughly at least once more. Shock the pool according to the article in Pool School.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: filter start up for a newbie

    ok great. thanks for your help. so glad i found this site!

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