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Thread: Green Pool please help! Ive tried everything

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    Green Pool please help! Ive tried everything

    I am new to taking care of my pool. My husband usually does it but that is not an option this year.

    Here are my values...my pool is green and I have put in 5 bags of 1lb shock and it has barely touched it.

    The chlorinator has 10 ... 3 inch tablets in it.

    I don't know what else I can do and I can't afford to hire someone so I would really appreciate any advice.

    Here are my values:

    hardness: 200
    total chlorine: over 10- off the chart
    FC: off scale over 20
    PH: 7.5
    total alk: 40
    Stabilizer=0

    I have a large in ground pool.

    It's been so hot and my poor kids cant go swimming I hope I can fix it soon.

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    Re: Green Pool please help! Ive tried everything

    Welcome to TFP!

    You should add some stabilizer/CYA. Without CYA in the water you will lose all of your chlorine to sunlight very quickly. It is also a good idea to raise TA quite a bit, especially if you are going to continue using trichlor. Trichlor is very acidic, and higher TA levels help buffer the pool against PH changes caused by using trichlor.

    Have you read How To Shock Your Pool in Pool School?
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    Re: Green Pool please help! Ive tried everything

    Jason thank you so much ! Yes I read that and I am trying to read as much as I can since I will be the one taking care of the pool now.
    Thanks again! I dont think I can purchase any CYA until tomorrow when the pool store opens.

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    Re: Green Pool please help! Ive tried everything

    KMART sells stabilizer so I am going there now to buy some.

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    Re: Green Pool please help! Ive tried everything

    I dont know what your situation is, but can you ask your husband what he was doing to take care of it when he was?
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