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    New Pump and Filter. How to get rid of the algae

    Hi, This my second posting here . Trouble Free Pool has been a great help over the last few months. We were having too many problems with the original intex pump and sand filter including salt water generator. We moved up to a Hayward 1.5hp pump and 150 sq. ft. cartridge filter. What a difference. In the process of the change over algae moved in and took over. I'm not sure what to do? Do I need to drain the pool and get rid of the salt water? I would appreciate any help.
    Intex agp 12 x 24 x 52 Hayward Matrix Power Flo 1.5hp Pump and Xstream 150 sq. ft. filter
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    Re: New Pump and Filter. How to get rid of the algae

    Nope. You need to follow the shocking procedure it's a procedure not a product.
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    Re: New Pump and Filter. How to get rid of the algae

    Quote Originally Posted by poolman35
    We were having too many problems with the original intex pump and sand filter including salt water generator. We moved up to a Hayward 1.5hp pump and 150 sq. ft. cartridge filter. What a difference. In the process of the change over algae moved in and took over. I'm not sure what to do? Do I need to drain the pool and get rid of the salt water? I would appreciate any help.
    The salt in the water for the Intex SWG is not going to hurt anything. You can leave it or if the salt bothers you drain it and replace the water. How high is your CYA? If you were using BBB recommended levels then that alone may drive you to do a partial water replacement. Post some test numbers so we can give you better advice if possible.


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    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: New Pump and Filter. How to get rid of the algae

    Here are some numbers: Thanks for the help...

    F/C= 5
    PH = 8.0
    T/a = 120
    CYA = 30
    CH = 230
    Intex agp 12 x 24 x 52 Hayward Matrix Power Flo 1.5hp Pump and Xstream 150 sq. ft. filter
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    Re: New Pump and Filter. How to get rid of the algae

    Quote Originally Posted by poolman35
    Here are some numbers: Thanks for the help...

    F/C= 5
    PH = 8.0
    T/a = 120
    CYA = 30
    CH = 230

    Quote Originally Posted by bobodaclown
    Nope. You need to follow the shocking procedure it's a procedure not a product.
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    pool-school/shocking_your_pool
    Those numbers are all fairly good except the pH is too high. What is the water temp? The advice on shocking is spot on as far as I can tell. CYA looks good for a BBB pool also.

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    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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