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    help with shocking green pool

    new to the forum been on the site for 3 years. i have a green pool from last year. my cya was low, Anyway i went to walmart and bought some super shock and swim to kill the algae. i used enough to shock according to package (5000) gal.
    Anyway i tested the water and my cc is 3 to 6 and fc is 0. can anyone help with what i should do now? add more shock? I had cleaned what i could but my water is still green after 2 days. Thanks

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    Mar 2010
    Spring, TX

    Re: help with shocking green pool

    Please post a full set of results If you are not able to test your local pool store can test. ONLY have them test, but do not buy anything. Here is what we need

    FC -
    CC -
    pH -
    CH -
    TA -
    CYA -
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: help with shocking green pool

    Take a look at How To Shock Your Pool in Pool School.
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    Ottawa Canada

    Re: help with shocking green pool

    Go back to Wallmart and get more chlorine. As captured in POOL SCHOOL GREEN SWAMP, you will need to add a total of roughly 4 times , shock level before the pool is holding FC. The first of four schock batches usually gets all consumed by the algea, hence FC =0.
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