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    Pool nowhere near

    I am gonna try using green to clean as I do want to swim soon as in 2011


    my latest num
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    KNW,

    Use whatever you think will help you, but your issue is you have not been using enough chlorine. When you shock the pool with chlorine, you must bring it up to the full strength suggested in the FC/CYA charts and then HOLD IT THERE by continual adding until your pool is clear.

    The picture indicates you have playing patty cake with the algae rather than hitting it with a chlorine sledgehammer.
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    Duraleigh pegged it. FC is nowhere near shock level for that CYA. You need to kill algae faster than it can reproduce. Soon as FC dips below shock, you're not, and all the chemicals you've put in so far have been for nothing.

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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    Green to Clean is designed to be used when your CYA level is very high. There isn't much point in using when CYA is only 40, as it will just cost extra and runs some risks of creating additional complications.

    I recommend shocking as described in How to Shock Your Pool, in Pool School.
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    the reason my chlorine reading is lower than shock level is green to clean needs you to start at 2.5 ppm
    I have been around 19-15 for over a week if that is not sledgehammer enuff sorry but dang walmart has cut me off
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    Those pics are with a cellphone gonna get a camera and see if they look any better for you all
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    Are you running your pump 24/7 and cleaning the filter regularly?
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    Yes I am and now for the pictures from the camera

    they are self explanatory I think

    but if not side pics shallow pics and deep as well

    dont be mad at me just wanna get in duh deep end and play
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    OK guys after 5 hours in complete sun and hotter than all get out I have only lost 1 ppm, so looking at my last pics that I took with a camera, do you all think I should get my shock level back up and continue with this process or use the green to clean, please I do value all your opinions, more so than the pool store.
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    I'm not a fan of green to clean...what is your CYA level?
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    40 is my reading for cya
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    Color is nice now. Maintain shock and let the filter do its job. Gonna take a few days to clear.
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    Re: Pool nowhere near

    I'm no expert, But I would also stay at shock level until you end up with close to 0 CC with OFCLT.
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