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    Pool water's looking a bit cloudy/green tinge

    My pool specs are in signature...

    Test readings today:

    Cl/Br: 1/2
    pH: 7.2
    T/A: 80
    CYA: 50
    CH: 0 (water did not turn red at all after 20 drops of R-0010, so I'm assuming no calcium is present)

    Pool calculator suggests adding 84 oz 10% chlorine, 67 oz of borax, 108 oz baking soda, and 885 oz calcium chloride.

    The pool water had looked like small particulate matter was suspended when you dove underneath a few days ago, but because my pool liner is such a deep blue, it was hard to discern any change in color. I kept my chlorine levels up (they were at least 4 as of last night), but last night the water definitely looked more cloudy and greenish. We have been brushing/vacuuming the pool regularly and backwashed today to bring the pressure under 12 again (it was just over 15).

    What advice would y'all give me? I'd like your opinions before I add any of TPC's suggested chemicals to the pool. Should I be worried about algae? Thank you!
    - Michelle in SE Michigan (suburban Detroit)

    54" Desert Spring Doughboy 21x41' oval AG pool, with 7' deep end on half the pool - approximately 23,000 gallons. Including 2 returns/skimmers/main drains, 300lb Doughboy sand filter, 2HP Doughboy pump.

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    Re: Pool water's looking a bit cloudy/green tinge

    Since you have a chlorine pool, ignore the Br side of the scale.

    You have algae and need to shock. Follow instructions in Pool School.

    Your pH is just fine at 7.2 and there is no need to adjust.

    Forget about CH in a vinyl pool.
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    Re: Pool water's looking a bit cloudy/green tinge

    Thank you so much -I'm *on* it!
    - Michelle in SE Michigan (suburban Detroit)

    54" Desert Spring Doughboy 21x41' oval AG pool, with 7' deep end on half the pool - approximately 23,000 gallons. Including 2 returns/skimmers/main drains, 300lb Doughboy sand filter, 2HP Doughboy pump.

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    Re: Pool water's looking a bit cloudy/green tinge

    Quote Originally Posted by lovemydanes
    Thank you so much -I'm *on* it!
    Let us know how it goes. Post a pic if you can
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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