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    so heres my dumbness... my 14 ft intex was pretty much left uncovered last cold season so between then and 2 days ago, oh my god the **** in there....I swear so many leafs I could fill 2 outdoor garbage bags and im sure im not done yet and so much slimey gunck a vac and my newly installed 633 2500 gph pump cant handle it....the filter gets gloged in less then 3 minutes, so ive started to drain the pool and it should be done by later today, I thought id go in there and get out as much as I can with my net and ewwwwww my hands and then fill it up, im not rich so what can I use (products) to keep my water nice and clear and clean other then a cover once it gets cold again? and should I run my 633 pump 4 hours a day?.....as many helpful comments will help thanks

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    Re: cant get it clean

    Here in Louisiana many people just maintain their pools all year long, just at a reduced level in the winter so as to avoid the mess you have now
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    Re: cant get it clean

    Follow the closing procedures described in Pool School with a cover and you should not have as much issues opening up again.

    To clear it up, you could just scoop out what you can then follow the SLAM Process.
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    Re: cant get it clean

    For a pool that size - assuming water isn't too expensive - you are probably better off doing a drain/refill. I didn't close my pool for the winter, but I do take care to look at it several times a week and scoop out anything that falls in there. If we had trees then I would invest in a cover, but no trees means that I just scoop things out after a storm, before anything has time to start becoming food for algae.
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    Re: cant get it clean

    thanks for the tips.....I do have a tree right by the pool so ill have to trim it back some....any ideas on products too I can use other then shock?

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    Re: cant get it clean

    Define "shock"?

    We nearly always recommend using liquid chlorine / bleach for any chlorine needs.
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    Re: cant get it clean

    Read pool school - find the link at the bottom of jblizzle's signature above! It will help you learn about keeping your pool clear!
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    Re: cant get it clean

    You need to clean it as thoroughly as possible. Anything that is left behind in the pool is going to use up chlorine, and/or clog your filters. Once you have cleaned the pool as much as you can, then follow the SLAM process (see Pool School).
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    Re: cant get it clean

    thanks again guys I really appreciate it.....whats usually the amount of liquid bleach to use in a pool if I can ask

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