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Thread: Clear water, pool still green, very frustrated in PA

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    Clear water, pool still green, very frustrated in PA

    I think we may have an algae problem... Especially after reading the posts on your website (which are very informative and appreciated). Had a crystal clear pool last year and this year, not so much yet. Pool store says water is testing fine and suggested we use Algaecide - a gallon to start and we did, and we brushed and we scrubbed the sides and bottom of the pool, but the green tint is keeping everyone from going in to swim. Need help please !
    About a 12,000 gal fiberglass pool.
    Cl = .5 - 1.0
    Br = 1.5
    pH = 7.0 - 7.1

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    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Flower Mound, TX

    Re: Clear water, pool still green, very frustrated in PA

    Welcome to TFP!

    Please don't add anymore algaecide. It's expensive and not necessary. We really need some accurate test results. You should purchase a high-quality test kit such as a TF-100 or a Taylor K-2006 from They arrive quickly after you place your order. We need test results for FC, CC, pH, TA, and CYA. Once we have those, we can help you.
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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Clear water, pool still green, very frustrated in PA


    Sorry to say, your story is hardly unique this time of year. You've been pool-stored. It's so common, we even have a special thread turning-your-green-swamp-back-into-a-sparkling-oasis-t4147.html

    More inspiration:
    frog-filled-green-swamp-to-oasis-work-in-progress-t48213-20.html be sure to look at page 2

    You can do this!

    You're no stranger to throwing money at the pool - I'll bet that algaecide wasn't cheap - so throw a little more and go to tftestkits and order up a TF100 and the XL option (because the pool has algae). For a change, you'll be spending it wisely. I also recommend a speedstir, just because it makes it so much easier. No one who has one regrets buying it!

    Armed with your own test kit and the articles in, you can fix this.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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