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    Pool still green!

    Hey there everyone. I'm new to the forum but have used it many times in the past for information, decided to make an account finally. I have an above-ground Intex 18' x 52" pool with a 2650GPH Sand Filter. It started getting cloudy like 4 days ago, and 2 days ago we went outside and it was completely green. We shocked it yesterday, checked it today. Still green. Chlorine was at 5PPM and today we got some Algaecide too. Put that in, brushed alot, then shocked again later, and then a while after shocking we added clarifier to help the sand filter out. We also have cellulose fiber if we need to use that to help filter more. It's still green now, and should I do anything else or just run the pump and check it again tomorrow? Thanks for your guys help!

    FAC: 5ppm
    TAC: 5ppm
    CH: 110 ppm
    CYA: 60 ppm
    TA: 80 ppm
    pH: 7.5
    TDS: 200
    0 Phosphates

    This test was done this morning before adding algaecide and shocking again...
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    Re: Pool still green!

    Post full test results plz
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    Re: Pool still green!

    Hi Neighbor ~ I am in PA too.

    If you have used the board a lot for information I am sure you know you will be asked to post a full set of numbers from one of the two test kits required for accurate results...

    You're also probably aware of the following:
    Shocking is a process and not a 1 time deal. It is now called SLAM
    To properly shock/ SLAM a pool you follow a procedure based on your CYA
    Procedure can be found here: http://www.troublefreepool.com/pool-...king_your_pool
    Pass all 3 criteria and you are done with the SLAM (formerly referred to as shocking your pool)
    Also it is discussed algaecides are not required, necessary or promoted on these boards. Same can be said for Clarifyer.

    If you truly want the pool clear, healthy and sparkling read Pool School, order a test kit and follow procedure.
    If you keep dumping items in your pool blindly it is going to cost you an arm and a leg, get your water in even a bigger mess and you are going to be frustrated.
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    Re: Pool still green!

    Welcome to the forum.

    Your on the right track but not using nearly enough chlorine.

    Save your money on the cellulose and agaecides.....you don't need them.

    You need to SLAM the pool. The article describing that process is up in Pool School.

    Before you can do it effectively, you need to help us by posting a complete set of test results...can you do that?

    You are sure to have several more questions so post back and we'll all help.
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    Re: Pool still green!

    Welcome to TFP.
    Spend sometime in pool school. Read the SLAM process.

    Do you have a test kit and if you do which kit.



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    Re: Pool still green!

    Got the test done at Leslies, getting my own kit soon. They do it for free there so why not
    FAC: 5ppm
    TAC: 5ppm
    CH: 110 ppm
    CYA: 60 ppm
    TA: 80 ppm
    pH: 7.5
    TDS: 200
    0 Phosphates

    This test was done this morning before adding algaecide and shocking again...
    Intex 18' x 52" Ultra Frame - 100Lb Sand Filter

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    Re: Pool still green!

    So why not ? Because they are usually wrong. The CYA level is one they really miss. They like to sell you chem's that you don't need.

    Get you own kit and those results will be more accurate.


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    Re: Pool still green!

    Quote Originally Posted by pwrstrk
    So why not ? Because they are usually wrong. They like to sell you chem's that you don't need.

    Get you own kit and those results will be more accurate.


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    Any kits that you would personally recommend?

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    Re: Pool still green!

    I purchased the TF-100.

    http://tftestkits.net/splash-page.html
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    Re: Pool still green!

    I use the TF 100 kit.


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    Re: Pool still green!

    Alright I'll probably be getting that and will attempt SLAMing the pool. Thanks. Anything else I should do? Should I shock it again tonight?
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    Re: Pool still green!

    See the chlorine/cya chart in pool school.
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    Re: Pool still green!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gman200108
    Got the test done at Leslies, getting my own kit soon. They do it for free there so why not
    Not to single out Leslie's, but most all pool store testing is inconsistent and inaccurate. Here's a good example: Inconsistency in readings.

    Cleaning up problems caused by managing a pool based on faulty test results will greatly exceed the cost of a good test kit.
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    Re: Pool still green!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gman200108
    Anything else I should do?
    Read Pool School several times. The better you adhere to the SLAM process to the letter, the faster it will clear.
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