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    Green Pool

    Hey everyone
    I've been battling my green pool since Monday and things are looking good
    Can I put my solar blanket on the pool while I'm shocking and would that help slow down the loss of FC
    Or would I wreck my solar blanket
    Also do I need to keep the FC at shock level until the water is clear
    My Cover Your Acid level is between 20-30 according to the pool calculator
    My test kit should be here this afternoon and I'll be able to get some testing done and post numbers
    Thanks for the help
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    Re: Green Pool

    I wouldn't put the cover on it while shocking. It's not going to help and you may damage your cover.
    Yes, you need to keep it at shock level until the water is clear.
    Post a set of results when the kit arrives.
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    Re: Green Pool

    Don't cover it. The algae spores may stick to it and the next time you put it on the pool, it will be back.

    When the pool is clear enough to see the bottom and the FC is still at shock level, toss any pool toys in to let them get decontaminated.
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    Re: Green Pool

    Guess I should wash down my cover then
    It was on the pool last week when the algae started
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    Re: Green Pool

    Definitely.
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    Re: Green Pool

    Should I mix chlorine and water and test it to 19 ppm and then wash
    I've never done any of this before so any and all help is welcomed
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    Re: Green Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyKid
    Should I mix chlorine and water and test it to 19 ppm and then wash
    I've never done any of this before so any and all help is welcomed
    Something like that. There's no CYA in tap water, so even a weak solution, 2 or 3 ppm, should be plenty strong to eradicate any algae. Wear throwaway clothes when you do it!
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    Re: Green Pool

    Ok here are my first test result ever
    I know I did some wrong and I'll retest them tomorrow
    FC=24
    CC=0
    TC=24
    TA= 1st test=600, 2nd test =40
    I didn't a ph test because of high FC levels
    CYA= 70 didn't see the part in pool school to have a bright light so could be lower
    I had estimated about about 30 using the Pool Calculator
    I added 3 pounds of stabilizer it was 100% CYA
    CH=? At first the solution was a slight pink and then at about 10 drops(not really sure) it turned clear
    Then added up to 100 drops and it stayed clear never turned blue
    So I had fun I learned something and before I redo the test tomorrow I'll reread pool school
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    First test

    Merged threads. Until pool clears, please keep all info in this thread to help preserve history. Butterfly


    This was posted yesterday
    Ok here are my first test result ever
    I know I did some wrong and I'll retest them tomorrow(Which is now today)
    FC=24
    CC=0
    TC=24
    TA= 1st test=600, 2nd test =40
    I didn't see the note on my card to said in presence of high chlorine it may be blue and shift to yellow which it did
    Does that mean the second test I did is correct
    I didn't do a ph test because of high FC levels
    CYA= 70 didn't see the part in pool school to have a bright light or my back to the sun so could be lower
    I had estimated about about 30 using the Pool Calculator
    I added 3 pounds of stabilizer it was 100% CYA
    CH=? At first the solution was a slight pink and then at about 10 drops(not really sure) it turned clear
    Then added up to 100 drops and it stayed clear never turned blue
    updated result will be posted after breakfast
    Thanks
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    Re: First test

    Here are test results from 10am
    FC=22
    CC=0
    TC=22
    TA=20
    CH=50 today I notice it turn a very light blue at 5 drops
    Yesterdays test was done around 3pm
    and I see my FC dropped by 2ppm
    The water is still cloudy but I can see it improving everyday
    I'm now running the pump on high for 6hrs and on low 18hrs
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    Re: Green Pool

    Your TA is low. I suggest you confirm your TA test and if indeed 20, add enough baking soda to raise it to about 50.
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    Re: Green Pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Your TA is low. I suggest you confirm your TA test and if indeed 20, add enough baking soda to raise it to about 50.
    Butterfly
    If I understand correctly the PH test is not accurate at high levels of FC
    Is the TA test accurate?
    If it is then if it ever stops raining today I'll check it
    If it is indeed low should I wait till I'm done shocking or should I bring it up some
    Thanks
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    Re: Green Pool

    Yes, you are correct. The pH test will be skewed by the high FC during the shock process, so ignore it.

    The TA test may change from green> pink or blue> yellow, but it's accurate. You are looking for a color change. I suggest you go ahead and correct the TA to 50ish now.
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    Re: Green Pool

    Hello Everybody
    I tested my CYA today and got a result of 60-70
    I did the test about 5 times and they were all about the same
    According to the pool calculator 3 pounds of stabilizer should of only raised it to 30 or so
    Could the addition of 10 bags of salt affect my reading
    I was going to wait on the salt but I didn't know the builder was out there this morning adding it into the pool
    Thanks
    PS Pool is starting to look really good
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    Re: Green Pool

    At 8:20 pm
    FC=24
    CC=0
    Tc=24
    I'm going to see if it drops in the morning
    I know it's too soon as the pool isn't crystal clear yet but close I can see the safety ledge in the deep section
    I just want to see if it drops and I'll continue till the pool is crystal clear
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    Re: Green Pool

    The salt did not affect the CYA reading - one of the tests - either before or this one - was an error. Probably had a higher level before than you thought.
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    Re: Green Pool

    Thanks MOM
    I never had any cya in the pool before I added the 3 pounds of stabilizer
    I got it a Lowe's and it said it was 100% cya
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    Re: Green Pool

    Maybe I'm missing it but why do you think there was no CYA in the pool before you added it?
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    Re: Green Pool

    It was only filled with tap water back in December
    and I didn't know that I should add stuff to it
    When my pool turned green on April 29th
    I started looking for answer online and ended up here
    The best place I could of found
    Today my pool installer confirmed what I did and said I done did ok
    Plus he convinced my wife that I had a good handle on it
    All thanks to you guys and Gals here
    So Here's a big Thank You to all
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    Re: Green Pool

    Hmm. You sure your pool is 14,600 gallons?
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