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Thread: Hubby put way to much algaecide in! Pool is foaming

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    Hubby put way to much algaecide in! Pool is foaming

    Bought our house 2 yrs ago. Pool was disaster. Got it going. Last year opened pool, beautiful and was ready to go. This year opened it up and was greenish. We use Simple Blue and did not know you don't use algaecide just put manager in and do normal opening. Well, we now have a foam pool. He put way to much algaecide in and whenever we turn the pump on it foams. How do we get rid of this? It is a 24' above ground. Do we have to drain and refill? Thanks for any help.

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    Re: Hubby put way to much algaecide in! Pool is foaming

    Welcome to the forum.

    Adequate chlorine will normally make it go away after a couple of days.
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    Re: Hubby put way to much algaecide in! Pool is foaming

    Thank you

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    Re: Hubby put way to much algaecide in! Pool is foaming

    Just another of the reasons we don't generally recommend their use in a properly maintained pool. Welcome!
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    Hubby put way to much algaecide in! Pool is foaming

    Welcome to TFP !
    Do you have one of these Test Kits ? If you don't I going to suggest you invest in one. I use the TF-100 along with many other members here. It's the right tool for maintaing your pool water chemistry. If you want to take control of your pool and not the pool store get yourself one.
    Take some time and do some reading in Pool School. Lots of good info there. Here are a couple of good articles to start with.
    How To Chlorinate Your Pool
    ABC'S Of Pool Water Chemistry.
    If you could add all your pool and equipment info to your sig that will help us help you.
    Any questions you have don't hesitate to ask. 😎
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