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    HTH Green to Blue granules

    I used the HTH shock green to blue granules, and its been 5 days and still cant get all the granules off the bottom of pool, its 28,000 gallons and pump is 2 speed pump and has been alternating between low speed and high for days, i cleaned oit the cartridge filters twice, they were pretty clogged, any suggestions, i also have been brushing the sediment towards floor drains, and pole vacuums, but still a lot left, any ideas
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    We do not recommend the use of products like that ... no idea why they are not dissolved.

    Why did you add that product? How does your water look?

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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    I am newbie, and bought it at Walmart, any suggestions on getting it out,water looks better, but the granules are at bottom,and looks bad
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    You have to scoop them out, brush them around to dissolve, or vacuum them up.

    What does "looks better" mean?

    If you want to clear up the pool and take control, you need to invest in one of the Recommended Test Kits and follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process.

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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    I saved pool details to signature and city state,should be on there now
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    Is it possible to run pump,without filters,and vacuum everything out
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    it looks like drains are pulling it, but its coming right back out in the return
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    filters after rinsing 2 days in a row, and i cleaned pretty good, just with hose
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    Im getting ready to clean again, it seems the granule shock from the hth green to blie,is clogging it up bad
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    It appears you are trying to clear algae from your pool with filtration......not chlorine? Do you test your water? Can you post current test results?

    We can help you fix that pool but your first step will be providing us (and you) with adequate test results.
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    Dave is correct, filters will never fix a chemistry problem.

    You need one of our recommended test kits and to SLAM that pool. Stay out of pool stores as they will not be your salvation. Nor will miracle fix it potions. Lots of chlorine will clear that pool.
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    I am going to order the reccomended test kit online, is there a reccomended place to buy one on the mean time, i cheap test strips for now, and shows the ph at normal 7.2, i added ph decreaser 2 nighrs ago, and it brought it down to good level, the bromine level is bad (is that chlorine) but the other levels looked normal
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    The granules at the bottome of pool,is from the cheap hth shock qrape, i just cleaned filters and started vacuming, it got a lot more oit, but then it started shooting the same dust cloud back into pool inlets, i believe i found a backflush vlave to hook up a hose, before the filter and tommorrow vaccume out the granules to waste instead of through filter
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    Forget about the test strips. Just wait for the good test kit.

    You should not have any bromine in your pool ... that is a different sanitizing method.
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    Ok, i will wait on the real kit
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    More info on cleaning your cartridges here, Re: How to clean a cartridge filter
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    Re: HTH Green to Blue granules

    Howdy "neighbor". If you get your TF100 and follow the advice here to clear up your pool then your pool will have a beautiful sparkle and be properly sanitized. It can take some work to get it all cleaned up but the reward is well worth it and cheaper to maintain than going to pool stores. I hope you follow the advice here.
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