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Thread: Newbie with algae and no filter!!!

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    Newbie with algae and no filter!!! sand filter needs a new lateral assembly, which I've ordered. This morning I went out to check on things and the water is neon green. I've learned on here how to treat algae, so I'm confident I can get rid of it. My questions are ....can I start bringing up the pool to shock level without a filter? Is there anything special I need to know about trying this in these circumstances?

    I have been testing the water because I added bleach as soon as the cover came off.
    Here's last night's results...
    FC- 3
    CC - 0
    Ph - 7.6
    TA - 80
    Calcium - don't check
    CYA - 35

    I know I need an OCLT....should I do this tonight?
    14k gallon oval agp, sand filter, 1hp pump, BBB method, K-2006 Test Kit
    Roanoke, VA

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Newbie with algae and no filter!!!

    Do not waste your chemistry (although I LOVE refill orders and will ship quickly ) on an OCLT until your shock process is complete.

    Without the filter, I would simply bite the bullet and ignore your pool's condition until you can begin to filter. Killing the algae but not cleaning it out of the pool may be very frustrating to you.
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    Re: Newbie with algae and no filter!!!

    I suppose if you have a multiport valve with a recirculate mode you can start killing algae now. But you'll just end up with a murky grey mess that will take just as long to filter out as it would if you were doing it while killing it.
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    Re: Newbie with algae and no filter!!!

    Ok. So until the part for comes in for the filter the pool will just have to have green water

    Duraleigh, I actually bought my refills from you!! Awesome prices!!

    Thanks for the advice y'all.
    14k gallon oval agp, sand filter, 1hp pump, BBB method, K-2006 Test Kit
    Roanoke, VA

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