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    algae problem help needed

    should i use anti algae liquod or shock the water using liquid chlorine until the algae dissapears?

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    Re: algae problem help needed

    Quote Originally Posted by SerbianPoolGuy
    should i use anti algae liquod or shock the water using liquid chlorine until the algae dissapears?
    No need to use any algaecide. We recommend only using bleach/liquid chlorine to shock the pool. The Shock Process article is in Pool School.

    Here's a link: pool-school/shocking_your_pool
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    Re: algae problem help needed

    What butterfly said. Cheapest and best way to go!

    The next thing you need to do is a get a GOOD test kit so you can really keep track of what is happening. Until you get the GOOD test kit you can just use a HTH 6 way to get you started.

    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

    Good luck and keep us up with your progress!

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    Re: algae problem help needed

    To drain (or not to drain) and whether to start over...

    Last few days its been 105-110 F (40-42C) and our pool water went from bad to horrible and turned all green again.

    Should I drain and refill? (There are NO laws against training into the city sewers in Serbia) and we have a 400 foot (125m) deep well we can refill from.

    I think this is the only way to fix this, and then use the know how I read in the pool school to start if off with liquid chlorine the right way...

    Looking forward to your input, thanks.

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    Re: algae problem help needed

    It is up to you. Have you ordered your test kit yet? If not there is no use draining as the same thing will happen in time.

    What ever you decide to do this site will help you have the best pool you have ever seen!

    GOOD LUCK! Keep us posted!

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    Re: algae problem help needed

    How big is your pool? If it is small, draining can be the quickest, cheapest solution ... but you need a test kit as was previously discussed.

    Any pool can be cleared with the shock process and enough chlorine and patience.
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