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    Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    Short version, asked someone to take care of my pool, they forgot, i came back and had algae. So thought I would try HTH Super Algae Guard as it said it killed and protected against algae. Unfortunately I think in my rush I mixed up the lower initial dose amount with a follow-up amount, so double dosed it, now my water is pretty murky/cloudy. Does that eventually wear off? Or do i have to drain the pool a bit?
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    Re: Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    We do not recommend the use of potions aka algaecides. They do not kill algae they are more for prevention which is not needed if you maintain adequate FC.

    You need to follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process.

    You have been here for awhile, wondering how you missed this information.
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    Re: Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    Thanks for the reply. Yeah, never had a problem before with algae but someone was keeping an eye on it for me and forgot to add chlorine so got algae. Thought maybe that stuff might help jumpstart the algae killing. Maybe someone else will know about the cloudy part.

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    Re: Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    If it killed any algae, it will turn the water cloudy. Dead algae is white.
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    Re: Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    SLAM away with liquid chlorine.

    We should make up T-shirts ... Bleach is the answer to all your pool problems
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    Re: Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    Thanks Robbie. I wonder of that's it then. I'll give it another day to see if the filter takes care of it.
    On the t-shirts, make sure "all" is in all caps!
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    so you think more chlorine will fix the cloudiness from the algae killer? I was too focused on the shirts haha

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    Re: Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    You still need to follow the SLAM process. The water may get worse before it gets better because likely there is still some algae living in there.
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    Re: Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    Yep, listen to Jason, you aren't done at all. You need to follow SLAM all the way through.
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    Re: Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    alright, thanks guys.
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    Re: Too much HTH Super Algae Guard, now water is cloudy, what should I do

    OK, PH is spot on, FC is at shock level, pool is vacuumed, filter pump itself is cleaned and has a new a/c filter in it, and set to always on.
    One thing I just realized in the SLAM instructions, it doesn't say that CC stands for Combined Chlorine in the first paragraph like it explains what FC stands for. Maybe someone should add that.
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