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    uncovered the pool today.

    So I uncovered the pool to a pond. I had a leaf cover however it sagged a few times during winter, and now I have a bottom full of leaves. Anyway, got pump installed and running, and after an hour tested for ph, tested at 7.4, so that's in check. Started scooping leaves and such out and came back to test all. Numbers so far are as follows:

    FC: 0
    pH: 7.4
    TA: 160
    CYA: yeah right 0

    So I've added about 20 oz of stabilizer, and a 5 oz packet of trichlor. I'll keep the pump running and test tomorrow. Am I missing anything, or am I on the right track currently?


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    Re: uncovered the pool today.

    Have you removed everything you can scoop out? What does your water look like?
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    Re: uncovered the pool today.

    Quote Originally Posted by duraleigh
    Have you removed everything you can scoop out? What does your water look like?
    Dave, i haven't removed "everything" as I had to take a break. I'm sure there's plenty more in there, however I'm trying to let the wter lighten up a bit so hopefully I can focus on what I can see. Right now it still green.

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    Re: uncovered the pool today.

    Even if you have to do it somewhat "blind", get as much out manually as you can. The stuff you leave in there will consume chlorine and lessen it's affect on the algae.
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    Re: uncovered the pool today.

    OK, thanks for the tip. I guess I'll go back out in a few minutes and scoop some more before night fall. Other than debris, is there anything else you recommend in terms of shocking or chemicals, or should I just leave the pump running and keep scooping until it lightens up and test again?
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    Re: uncovered the pool today.

    That chlorine is gonna get consumed pretty quickly. Read this great post by JasonLion and you should be able to pick up several tips.

    turning-your-green-swamp-back-into-a-sparkling-oasis-t4147.html?hilit=green%20swamp%20oasis
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    Re: uncovered the pool today.

    Thanks Dave for all your help! I know I'll have this pool sparkling clear in no time with TFP.
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    Re: uncovered the pool today.

    I know I'll have this pool sparkling clear in no time
    Cha-ching!! That's the spirit!
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