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    Funny smelling water

    We have a Summer Escapes10x30. We recently added a Intex 1600gph sand filter and we bought a cover. Every since adding both of these, our water has had a funny smell to it, like an algae smell. We test the water everyday and all of the levels are normal. We add algaecide every 3 days and shock once a week. The bottom and sides of the pool are not slippery and the water is crystal clear. Could the sand in the pump or the cover be causing the smell?

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    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Funny smelling water

    Quote Originally Posted by dbarnes
    ...and we bought a cover... We add algaecide every 3 days and shock once a week.
    There's your problem. You need to follow the recommended maintenance on this site. The algaecide alone will have a smell and covering it won't help.

    Stop adding the algaecide and stop shocking once a week. You don't need either. Keep the FC in the recommended range for your CYA level and you don'r need algaecide or to shock on a regular basis.

    Also, telling us "all the levels are normal" doesn't tell us anything. We need real numbers.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
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    Re: Funny smelling water

    Thanks Dave. I will include real numbers next time. That was my mistake. I will check my FC numbers and see where they are. Thanks again for the advice.

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    SW Ohio

    Re: Funny smelling water

    do you have one of the recommended test kits? if not it can make your life so much easier and it will also help us help you better.....Mike
    18x52 intex ultra frame pool 6981 gallons, 1 HP LL pump with 19 in sand filter,BBB method,borax 50ppm
    leslies DPD test kit + fas-dpd chlorine test kit + borates test strips
    thru wall skimmer,hard plumbed with 2 returns 1 1/2 sch 40 pvc
    1 large fountain 1 inch sch 40 pvc,shut off ball valves on all

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