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    Pool is green

    Hello,
    Pool is a hazy green color.....
    PH..7.5
    Chlorine test shows almost a burnt orange color....almost ready for drain and refill.
    Please help
    Thanks, Kim
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    Re: Pool is green

    You will need to follow SLAM (linked to in my signature as the shock process). To do this, you will need to know your CYA level. This will involve getting a good test kit, either the K-2006 or TF-100.
    John
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    Re: Pool is green

    +1 what John said.

    We need some good valid test results to help you. Read the SLAM PROCESS.


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    Re: Pool is green

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    pool now just cloudy

    MOD edit: Let's keep your posts about this issue together. Thanks, linen
    Hi all,
    Pool is now just milky cloudy..no green.
    test results
    CL--burnt orange
    PH--7.5
    TA--250
    TH--300
    CYA--60
    Now what do I need to do?
    Thanks, Kim
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    Re: pool now just cloudy

    Did you just add the chlorine to bring it up to that high FC?
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    Re: pool now just cloudy

    Posted this on July 10th (Hello,
    Pool is a hazy green color.....
    PH..7.5
    Chlorine test shows almost a burnt orange color....almost ready for drain and refill.
    Please help).
    Used shock process, but have not added anything for 24 hours.
    Thanks, Kim
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    Re: pool now just cloudy

    Sounds like you need to SLAM the pool (formerly called shock process), which will be hard to do without the proper test kit. I believe those Intex filters can take a long time to clear up the water.
    John
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
    Wanda the Whale pool vacuum, home made heater, Taylor K-2006
    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
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    Re: Pool is green

    I only have the hth 6 way test kit from walmart....so how can I move forward?
    Thanks, Kim
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    Re: Pool is green

    Quote Originally Posted by Kim1965
    I only have the hth 6 way test kit from walmart....so how can I move forward?
    Well....

    For starters, what is the CYA level? If it's too high, the chlorine level to SLAM it will be outrageously high, which would make your situation pretty hopeless.

    If it's reasonable, there are work-arounds until you get the proper test kit, or at least the FAS-DPD portion.

    So let us know what the CYA level is.

    Here's another person who started out using your test kit. shock-not-working-t64500.html
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    Re: Pool is green

    CYA is 60
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    Re: Pool is green

    16x48 intex equals around 5000 gallons so adding 2 bleach jugs 8.25% should clear up your pool within 1-2 days.

    Keep the pump running.
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    Re: Pool is green

    2 jugs of bleach probably won't be adequate. The SLAM process is about the only way to guarantee success. Follow it to the letter.
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    Re: Pool is green

    Hi, back again. Got the FAS/DPD test kit
    Results are:
    TA--210
    TH--250
    FC--34.5
    CC--0
    TC--34.5
    PH--7.2
    Pool is clear, but have what looks like sand lines on bottom of pool...at a complete loss of what to do next. Please help. I have pics of water but cannot get them to load to the forum.
    Thanks, Kim
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