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    I see pool of green

    Hi new to forum, so here is the data requested...I hope .

    I have AG Intex 18 x 48 round pool with SWG system with cartridge filters.
    Here are the readings my local Leslies pool supply gave me from my water samples:
    FAC -5
    TAC -5
    Salt 1800
    CH 130
    CYA 30
    TA 90
    PH 8.0
    Copper - 0
    Iron - 0
    PHO-

    it has been 2 weeks of green pool. I think my problem may have started with the filters, I was using the cheapo intex ones and changing them out spraying them off. I since purchased a Unicell Element C 4607 Filter. Been using that for 24 hours. I have run my pump and SWG for 24 hours and have cleaned the filter 3 times today...and each time it has green all over the filter and in the pump water. This morning before I went to pool supply I purchased Clorox algaecide + clarifier 128oz and added to pool.
    Then had water tested, and Leslies suggested I add 9oz dry acid, and additional salt which I did. So now what. lol How long do I have to wait to see blue. Should I be running my SWG now as well for a boost cycle, or regular or not at all right now?
    any advise would be great !
    Thank you !

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    Re: I see pool of green

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Step away from the pool store with your money in your wallet!!!

    Algae is not a filter problem, it is a chemistry problem. To clear up the pool, you need to follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process using liquid chlorine, the SWG is not going to be able to do it alone. To follow the SLAM process, you are also going to have to invest in one of the Recommended Test Kits and stop trusting the historically horrendous pool store testing.

    Forget the algaecides, clarifiers, flocs, phosphate reducers, lotions, and potions. You just need chlorine.
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    Re: I see pool of green

    Thank you for the guide I will check it out now!


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    Re: I see pool of green

    Where are you located? You should add that to your profile. Also, you might want to put all your pool's equipment details in your signature --Sorta mine below.
    Pool size: 24000gal inground Vinyl-Taylor k-2006 and k-1766 test kits and-speed stir
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    Re: I see pool of green

    I agree with timerguy: Please add your location (City, State or City, Country) to your profile and pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you. Realize that you can not do this from Tapatalk ... you also may not be able to follow the links either (some take me to unrelated threads when I use Tapatalk).
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    Re: I see pool of green

    Ok wow y'all are amazing I see blue clear water now! I bought Clorox liquid chlorine for $4.88 at lowes and doing the SLAM process and so far just 1 day later it's 100% better haha.
    Also I added to my signature as suggested
    Thanks again!


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    Re: I see pool of green

    Keep going!
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    Re: I see pool of green

    Your signature is still blank. Did you check the box to display it with your posts?
    And there is still no location in your profile.
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    Re: I see pool of green

    Oh well maybe I need to log on laptop to do it it maybe it was delayed I'll double check it


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    Re: I see pool of green

    There we go!


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    Re: I see pool of green

    That is not your forum signature. There would be a line above it. And still nothing in your forum profile for location at the left.
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    Re: I see pool of green

    Ok thx lol I'll do it from laptop on site


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    Re: I see pool of green

    Gina, you look like you are cooking with gas now

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    Re: I see pool of green

    Or peanut oil ! Thanks for everyone's help


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