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    Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me plz

    Background:

    Medically retired from military end of may and left my pool in ga to go to school in tx. I had the house rented before I left but the guy backed out on me. No power for over three months at the house equals a really bad looking pool. My property manager won't ren house until pool gets cleaned. I'm taking a few days from school next week and weekend to clean it, I've only got about 4.5 days to do this.

    I normally use the bbb method which usually takes close to a week, I don't have a week. What else have some of you used that's quick and effective.

    FC will be 0, I did cya 3 months ago and put it at 50.

    20,000g inground, pentair superflow, pentair quad de80, stenner chlorine pump, Polaris 380

    I never backwash, I always take the quad apart and clean the grinds.

    Thanks, Seth
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    Man that will be tough in that amount of time. I guess you can't re-fill it right? If not and with CYA 50, you need a ton of Bleach. That DE filter will clog fast too. I don't see that you have a lot of choices. Sorry not to have more cheerful news.
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    Yeah it clogs fast, that's why I don't bother backwashing. The bleach I get isn't a bad deal, 2.5 g at 12.5% for $5
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    You may be down to a good drain, refill, and balance at this point in that length of time to be sure. Thanks for your service!
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    The only way to clear it faster other than water replacement is to physically remove the dead algae (from the SLAM process) as quickly as possible. If there are any clumped amounts that are removable with a net, then do that (or if there are leaves, etc.). Then only after the algae is killed from the chlorine you can use a clarifier, but they don't always work. I'd suggest GLB® Clear Blue™ or BioGuard® Polysheen® Blue. Note that these will have your filter clog up a lot faster so watch them carefully and backwash/clean when the pressure rises according to your filter type. We normally don't suggest this because it's not as reliable, but you are in a hurry, so there you go.
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    Is there any chance you could hire someone or get a friend to start of finish the process for you? In such a short time frame even a few more hours of chlorine could help, you mention the power is off, will it be back on when you get there, or is that another thing you will have to do before starting on the pool?

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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    The power should be back on when I get there, hopefully. I'm going to hire someone to maintain the pool once I clean it, but they wanted over $800 to do the clean up.
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    I haven't heard of the "slam process", what is it? There shouldn't be any leaves, just algae settled on the bottom
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    Here is the SLAM process. pool-school/shocking_your_pool
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    Ok thanks, I have read that before
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    I also suggest having a friend, relative, neighbor near the house start or help finish the SLAM for you....even a few days on either side would help double your time to clear it...

    Heck, if I lived near ya I would give ya a hand....Thanks for your service... Any TFP volunteers?
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    Thank you, I appreciate that. Yeah I guess someone can babysit it for a few days, wouldn't be a problem because I expect to have the hard part done.

    And your welcome, was my pleasure.
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    Re: Fastest method to go green to blue in 4.5 days? Help me

    Glad you are getting a pool sitter and SLAM'in it instead of draining it. My concerns with draining the vinyl liner pools are liner shrinkage and shifting which can cause massive and unsightly wrinkling. You are so much better off with the SLAM process. Good luck!
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