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    New to owning a pool...HELP!!

    We are still fairly new at the whole pool thing...it is IG and about 25000 gallons. It was very dark green (we didnt cover it at end of summer...still learning) we shocked it and now its a nice blue but very cloudy. We took a sample to the pool store and they said add stabilizer and chlorine and let sit 72 hours...today is the 72 hr mark...still cloudy???? And reading 0 chlorine and low stabilizer. We live in the country and have very hard water...been a very wet summer too....any ideas?

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    Re: New to owning a pool...HELP!!

    Welcome to the forum!

    Can you put all of your pool/equipment specs in your signature? If there's anything you're not sure of, we'll help you figure it out. The reason we ask is that the advice will be different based on type of pool, filter, etc.
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    Re: New to owning a pool...HELP!!

    Welcome to the forum Flippy

    What we are looking for is:

    Profile
    Please put the city and state in which you live in your profile. Your climate is important to the advice you receive.

    Signature
    Please put the following information in your signature.

    The size of your pool in gallons
    If your pool is an AG (above ground) or IG (in ground)
    If it's IG, tell us if it's vinyl, plaster/pebble, or fiberglass
    The type of filter you have (sand, DE, cartridge) and, if you know, the brand and model of the filter.
    If you know, please tell us the brand and model of the pump, and mention if is it a two speed or variable speed pump.
    Date of pool build/install, particularly important if less then a year old.
    What kind/model of water test kit you are using
    Other significant accessories or options, such as a spa , SWG, or cleaner

    If you can post some water test results and a photo would be great !!
    '70s IG Vinyl 32K gal, Lazy L, Hayward SuperPump 1.5hp 120V, S240 Sand Filter W/DE
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    1979, 275gal Conway Emerald Spa P-100-2, ES-2 Spa Pack, bromine floater, indoor
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