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    ahuwer09- new pool owner

    I have a triton II sand filter, and a T10004R system. The pool is roughly 18000 gallons, pebble walled and kidney shaped. I was given no instructions upon given the new house. I do believe the filter is dirty and needs a good cleaning, but i have already seen the pool go from crystal clear to green. I need a bit of help and just think its going to be a shock of chlorine i have to do but would like some pointers on where to start.

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    Re: ahuwer09- new pool owner

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool!

    Get one of the Recommended Test Kits, I use the TF100 from tftestkits.net.

    When you get it give us some test results and get ready to SLAM Your Pool.

    Here are some of my fave Pool School articles yo start with.
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Re: ahuwer09- new pool owner

    Welcome to TFP!

    Here a "How-To" on cleaning your filter: Pool School - Maintenance and Cleaning of Pool Filters

    Quote Originally Posted by ahuwer09
    I need a bit of help and just think its going to be a shock of chlorine i have to do but would like some pointers on where to start.
    To clear up a green pool, you will need to follow a process we call the SLAM. It is not a one-time dose of high amounts of chlorine. The most important part of the SLAM is the M for maintain. You will need one of the Recommended Test Kits in order to properly do this.
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