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Thread: Dead algae particles in the pool

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    Dead algae particles in the pool

    I have a 16 x 48 intex above ground pool. I ha d a swamp this year due to the cover ripping from the heavy snows. I got rid of all the algae and now I have water that looks like skim milk, I have been running filter 24/7 and have been getting slime in filter and I keep running it. I was wondering if there is a better way I can not see bottom of pool so I cant even try to vacuum it up. Thanks Tim

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    Re: Dead algae particles in the pool

    Are you still shocking? It took about 3 weeks for mine to clear completely, with my sand filter. You have to keep at it. What kind of filter?
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    Re: Dead algae particles in the pool

    I only have the intex pump and cartridge filters, does the shock keep helping even thou the algae is dead?

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    Re: Dead algae particles in the pool

    As the algae dies and decomposes, it creates CC which you also have to shock for.
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    Re: Dead algae particles in the pool

    Thanks so much I will keep going then, will the cartridge clear out the dead algae..............Tim

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    Re: Dead algae particles in the pool

    The cartridge filter will clear out the pool with a few days of constant filtration. You should see improvement each day even if it's just a little.
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