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    algae

    Had an issue with green pool. Found you site followed your advise and treated with bleach. Maintainedc a fc of 7 - 10 for full day treated again this am now count to high to read and the water is still green. What would be the next step
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    Re: algae

    Read the article on how to shock and you need a good kit to ensure you're really at shock level for your CYA.
    Do you know what your CYA is?
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    Re: algae

    It would be helpful if you could post a full set of test results to include:
    FC
    CC
    pH
    TA
    CYA
    CH
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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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    Re: algae

    We have had this pool for about 2 months and was told the only tests we neededwas for cl ph and alkaline. Guess I need to get a better test kit and get this thing under control
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    Re: algae

    Quote Originally Posted by tktbull
    Guess I need to get a better test kit and get this thing under control
    Yep, you will not regret it. It will save you money and time!
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: algae

    And answer all your questions about your pool. If we can answer them from afar with only test results... imagine what you can do right there by your own pool!
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
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    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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    Re: algae

    You can take a water sample to a pool store and have it tested. Post the results back in this thread.
    Pool store testing is hit/miss, but we should be able to get enough info to at least get you started.

    Having a good test kit will put you in control of your water. The fav around here is the TF100. Link in my sig.

    What size/pounds is the sand filter?

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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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    Re: algae

    So, here are my levels... I can see the bottom, but is is still pretty cloudy... How long should I keep it at that level?

    FC - 10
    CC - 0
    pH - 7.2
    TA - 180
    CYA - 25
    CH - 40
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    Re: algae

    Hey knightrider, make sure you read/reread http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...king_your_pool its a process and can take some time. For your CYA of 40 ppm, poolcalculator.com is giving a suggested minimum shock level of 15 ppm, so to do the shocking process correctly, get your FC above that and keep it there until you pass the three criteria in the shocking process (also in my sig). You can use poolcalculator to calculate how much bleach/liquid chlorine to add.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: algae

    Thank you! I did miss it...
    -9000 Plaster IGP and attached spa with 4 jets , Hayward H400IDL NG heater, Hayward swimclear 4025 cart filter, Hayward superII 2hp pump, Goldline controls ps-8 controler with T-cell 15, Caretaker 99 in-floor cleaner and polaris in-ground leafetrapper.

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    Re: algae

    Thank you! I did miss it...Although it was 25, which is why it does seem to be clearing albeit slower than I'd like...
    -9000 Plaster IGP and attached spa with 4 jets , Hayward H400IDL NG heater, Hayward swimclear 4025 cart filter, Hayward superII 2hp pump, Goldline controls ps-8 controler with T-cell 15, Caretaker 99 in-floor cleaner and polaris in-ground leafetrapper.

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