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    Got my work cut out for me...

    My brother's friend stopped by and was amazed by how clear my pool is. He proceeded to practically beg me to help him with his AG.

    Here is what I am up against:










    Eeek! Where to start? I told him to fill it back up and then I will shock it hardcore. Other Suiggestions?
    2003 Coleman MAAX Collection Model 706 - 400gal

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    Re: Got my work cut out for me...

    JJ

    you're on the right track! Test the fill water so you will know what other adjustments will need to be made, and get some bleach in there pronto... even as you are filling it! There is a ton of goop there... just add the bleach and stir up the water REALLY WELL to mix it in until you can run the pump! (check the water meter to determine about how much water is in the pool so you can add the proper amount of bleach to shock to 10ppm... you don't want to overdo it and bleach out the bottom half of the liner!!)

    This will give you a bit of a head start!!

    8200 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, manually chlorinated with 10% liquid, salt added to ~2000, 12" sand filter, 1600gph pump, TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, Chlorine/CYA Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Re: Got my work cut out for me...

    Take lots of


    8)
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Got my work cut out for me...

    Does anyone have a guess how many gallons this pool is?
    2003 Coleman MAAX Collection Model 706 - 400gal

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    Re: Got my work cut out for me...

    Quote Originally Posted by jjdurrant
    Does anyone have a guess how many gallons this pool is?

    http://www.pool1.com/pool_gallon_calculator.htm
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    Re: Got my work cut out for me...

    I guess he never heard the "don't completely drain your pool" advice....

    Good luck, keep us posted!
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
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    Re: Got my work cut out for me...

    After 10 gals of clorox and some vacuuming, algae is gone!!!
    2003 Coleman MAAX Collection Model 706 - 400gal

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