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    help!

    Went on vacation and when we returned our pool was a green swampy mess! We have shocked, used algacide, angry eggs to no avail. The water is slightly cloud but pretty clear in a glass jar but has a green tint. The walls are not slimy, shocked again last night, fc testing very low .5, ph good at 7.5, not sure where to go from here.
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    Welcome to TFP !!

    1 Do you have a good test kit like the ones we recommend ??
    2 You need to read the SALM process in pool school. Follow it to the T.

    You haven't been slamming properly. If you don't have the right test kit I highly recommend you get one. Without one this process is going to be hard for you.

    What are you testing with now ?


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    I have been using the "drop" test kit that came with pool. Where would I find one that u reccommend? The pool store just keeps selling me superrchlor and algaecides, which have improved the color/ clarity but still a light green..
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    Tftestkits.net. Get the TF-100 XL kit best value and the one I use.

    I would read the slam process in pool school and bag the pool store advice. Get the test kit and we will help you clear that pool with liquid chlorine (bleach).


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    Re: help!

    Can it be purchased at walmart? The nearest one is 30 miles away, so what else will I need to get while I am in town?

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    No. That is the website I gave you for the test kit. What is the name of the kit you have now ? You need a kit that will read FC levels higher than 5. Also need to know your CYA level.


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    Re: help!

    Aquachem. Measures CL, BR, and PH. It is now showing CL and BR levels at 5.0+ and 11.0+. Ii also posted a pic of current pool color.

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    Re: help!

    Three quick questions for you......

    What test kit do you own now?

    What have you used before to sanitize your pool??

    What chemicals do you currently have on hand???

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    Wow that pool needs to be leveled huh?
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    You need a kit to test the CYA level. You need to know that level to do the SLAM process.


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    Re: help!

    No it was a crooked pic I had to crop it.lol slightly uneven but less than an ich off

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    You can get the kit I suggested pretty quick.


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    Re: help!

    Would most pool stores carry them?

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    would the pool being underneath a tree in the shade cause it to green quicker?

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    No low FC levels turned it green.


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    Re: help!

    Nope....the TF-100 is online only at TFTestKit

    You've got an algae outbreak on your hands. The only way to clear it up is to SLAM IT

    What chemicals have you used to sanitize your pool in the past?

    What chemicals do you have on hand???

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    If the tree is dropping debris into the pool then the chlorine will eat the debris, rather than the algae. After you take care of the algae problem, I would trim the tree, or consider removal if possible.
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    Re: help!

    My neighbors gave me a 5 way test kit... is that useable? Or will it have to be the tf-100?

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    Yes the TF-100. You need a kit that will read high FC levels and be able to test your CYA level.


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    Re: help!

    The TF kit allows you to accurately measure your chlorine (FC) at levels up to 50 PPM and your SLAM is going to require FC in the 12-20 range. The 5-way kit is limited to 5 PPM.

    What I know you NEED is bleach or liquid chlorine. Wal-Mart sell the HTH brand or you can use the GreatValue brand. No huge difference other than strength. Price is pretty similar.
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