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    Is all I need is bleach or Chlorine to clear this up?

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    Pool neglected for about two months because of other pressing would like to clear this up.

    First...sand filter does not seem to have strong pressure as before and water flow is not as I know I must correct that problem first. After that, Do I just run filter with Chlorine to kill algae until gone? As stands now, I know no chemicals are in pool. Thanks

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Is all I need is bleach or Chlorine to clear this up?

    Not quite....

    Yes, you need some good circulation, so deal with that first.

    Then you need a test kit.

    You won't be able to test pH during the shock process, so get it adjusted first, then ignore it.

    Then follow these directions. Adding bleach blindly probably won't clean it up and will surely waste plenty of bleach.
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    Portland, Oregon

    Re: Is all I need is bleach or Chlorine to clear this up?

    And vacuum all that debris to waste.
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
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    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Is all I need is bleach or Chlorine to clear this up?

    Shock the pool, brush lots, vacuum the big stuff to waste, and repeat the process until your pool clears. That's about it. Be patient though. It can take time.
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