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Thread: Need help with algae in a salt water pool!!

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    Need help with algae in a salt water pool!!

    First of all please bear with me I am new to the poll thing, we have a small 18" above ground pool. Last year we invested in a salt water system which has been great. Unfortunately this year the filter pump quit working. I found a new pump online and it has taken 4 days to get it. Yesterday we noticed the crystal clear pool we had has now becone a green frog pond.
    what advice can anyone give me on what chemicals to us or what to do to combat our problem.
    any help will be greatly appreciated

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    Sebring, Florida


    Welcome to the forum The answers you need cannot be provided in one post. Please start reading the basic articles found up in Pool School at the top of this page.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    South Carolina

    Re: Need help with algae in a salt water pool!!

    Welcome to TFP

    Yep, Pool School has all the answers, but we'll help you understand it

    Post a full set of test results and tell us how you got them (type test kit, pool store,etc.)
    and we can get you started clearing your pond!

    Post back any questions in this thread. Lots of members around to help.
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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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