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    Leak or evaporation from cold weather?

    The pool is 15’ X 48” Really hoping its just this hole and I can get it patched.
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    Leak or evaporation from cold weather?

    After crawling around the outside of the pool and moving around all the landscape stones I noticed water pooled around one of the legs of the frame. Looked inside the pool and saw a black dot on the bottom. Used my handheld pool vac and the “dot” isn’t moving. I think it’s a tiny hole. Glad to...
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    Leak or evaporation from cold weather?

    I’m in Chicago area and we’ve been having some cool temps lately. 50’s at night. We have also had quite a bit of rain. A couple days ago I noticed my Intex pool (the kind with poles, not inflatable ring top) water level seemed low. Especially considering all the rain we’ve had in the last week...
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    I have this kit and I tried it tonight but the colors looked too similar to tell any difference.
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    I had water delivered today. My kids swam a few hours. I just tested with the strip and results look like: Total hardness 250 Total chlorine 00 Free chlorine 0 PH 8.4 Total alkalinity 240 Stabilizer 50 Company that delivered water said I should add 1 lb of stabilizer and then 1/2 lb shock. He...
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    My husband is being difficult enough about using the outside spigot I’m sure suggesting to him that we use filtered water won’t go over very well. As of now he’s insisting any water come from a delivery. I have one quote of $450, another company responded they’re shut down due to COVID, waiting...
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    We have softener and whole house filter. Something for iron too. Reverse osmosis for drinking water. No staining.
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    Not exactly sure what that means.....our well provides all our water. In house and outside. We are new(ish) to well water so not familiar with different types.
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    Pool is fully drained. Had to scoop the last. It of water out with a bucket this morning. Power washed the ladder, there was lots of algae on it. Power washed the liner. It looks like new! Never would have imagined my green murky pool could look this good again. My husband thinks the pool is...
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    Pool is almost drained. I will clean it and refill. Guy at pool store was telling me there’s a filter I can get at Home Depot for my hose so I don’t wind up with green water because I’m on a well. Every time I fill my pool it’s about 5 days of muratic acid before kids can swim. Anyone know what...
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    Pool now has 2 hoses draining the water. Hopefully I can get this pool swimmable again by October, right in time to take it down. 😥
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    What I'm unclear on is how will I not wind up with the same green water if I drain & refill? I just drained 1/2 way and refilled and then drained 1/2 way and refilled last week. Then went through the whole muratic acid treatment. Why will draining and refilling again yield different results...
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    I have this test kit from Home Depot that I have no idea how to use. I’ve always just used strips. Attached is picture of pool. I’ve used the chlorine tablets but don’t have any in now because pool store guy said to keep them out.
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    Green pool.....nothing is working!

    My pool has been unusable for a month. It's Intex 5,000 gallon, Krystal Clear pump. A month ago I noticed mustard algae and the pool got really cloudy. Went to pool store and bought yellow out and I believe that got rid of algae. Pool still super cloudy. Brought water sample in and CYA was 178...
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    Can I use inlet as an outlet?

    I went ahead and put the skimmer on one inlet and the sprayer piece on the other inlet. Turned pump on and hoped for the best. Seems to be working just fine. Yay!