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Thread: Too Much Algecide

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    Join Date
    May 2015
    Chesapeake, VA

    Too Much Algecide

    I feel like a complete idiot!!! I have a Master's Degree and put in an entire gallon of algecide in our pool. We are new pool owners and just purchased a home with an above ground 24ft. pool. I think I was anxious to see results and just poured in the gallon even though I read to only use 28 oz. per 10,000 gallons. We have run the pool nonstop for 7 days and there is no improvement. We took a water sample to the nearest pool store and they looked at me like . But just recommended that we add some alkalinity balancer. Again, that was 5 days ago. No improvements. The water is very cloudy but no foaming. Does anyone have any suggestions to get our pool back on track?
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Too Much Algecide

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    We need to see test results to know how to help you ... not from the pool store. You need to invest in one of the Recommended Test Kits if you want to take control of your pool.

    Assuming that the water started green, you need to follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process to eradicate the algae and get your pool cleared up.

    Note that we do not recommend the use of algaecides (especially if they have copper in them) ... all you need is chlorine.

    Please add your pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you.
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    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Pittsburg, KS

    Re: Too Much Algecide

    First you are going to have to get recommended test kit and post a full set of test:

    Forget the algecide and the pool store! All you need is a FAS/DPD test kit and plain 'ol bleach!

    Click on Pool School at the top of the page and start reading!
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