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    My very bad algae problem this year

    We took the cover off early and it was dirty and a bit green, started with the bleach but were still waiting for pool guys to turn on filter and officially open up pool.

    At this point my husband wants to learn how to do it himself, because we left for 8 day trip after pouring a bunch of bleach in, not sure if it did any good.

    While we were gone we had unusual hot weather for early may and when we got home pool was bad. They opened the pool at appt next day and it took me weeks of bleach, nonstop filtering, sweeping, back flushing, etc but pool is finally shiny clean.

    I just wrote on here to say a huge thanks because at times I wanted to give up and buy regular chemicals, I came back here and reread pool school and other posts. Got me through the battle.

    Inground liner pool 25,000 gallons, shaped like a lake lots of rounded areas, 4 1/2 ft deep 1/2 pool, other 1/2 8 ft deep. Sand filter, electric heater, Polaris auto pool cleaner. Have solar rings also.

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    Re: My very bad algae problem this year

    Welcome!

    Although I really should scold you for not posting pictures along the way.
    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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    Re: My very bad algae problem this year

    Way to hang in there, mypool!
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    Re: My very bad algae problem this year

    Welcome to TFP!

    Congrats on getting out of the pool store's clutches!

    If you don't already have one, buy either of the two highly recommended test kits so you KNOW what is in your water and what you need to do to maintain it.

    Don't forget about The Pool Calculator for how much to add.

    If you have any more problems, do post with a complete set of numbers, and we will be more than happy to help.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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    Re: My very bad algae problem this year

    I have been reading this forum for a few years and following how you all do it just not posting.
    Inground liner pool 25,000 gallons, shaped like a lake lots of rounded areas, 4 1/2 ft deep 1/2 pool, other 1/2 8 ft deep. Sand filter, electric heater, Polaris auto pool cleaner. Have solar rings also.

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