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    Green pool not consuming chlorine during SLAM

    Thanks, @mknauss. The pressure at the filter is back up to normal without my doing anything - maybe some blockage freed itself or something, not sure. I will check the impeller if I see further issues. The bigger news is that the water is clear and the SLAM is done! Thanks to all who gave their...
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    Green pool not consuming chlorine during SLAM

    @Ezun, thanks for the continued interest! It's making slow progress but definitely improving. I can see the bottom of the shallow end now. Had to get more R-0871 but now I have enough to keep this up all summer if I have to. Chlorine is definitely being consumed now. (That plaster on the...
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    Green pool not consuming chlorine during SLAM

    Thanks for the advice everyone. The green has cleared up just by keeping up the shock level for another couple days, and now the water is a pleasant turquoise but still very cloudy after running the pump 24/7 for 9 days. I have vacuumed several times and brushed regularly, but it's a little...
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    Green pool not consuming chlorine during SLAM

    Hi, all. I opened my pool (18k gallons, plaster) this past Saturday to find a very murky green, unlike I've ever seen it before. I decided to try to treat it rather than drain. I adjusted pH to ~7.2 and added stabilizer to get to 25-35 CYA. When I mentioned the algae to the pool store owner...
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    Crumbling plaster - how urgent?

    Hi all. I bought a house a couple of years ago that came with a 20-year old 18k-gallon gunite pool. The plaster finish was not in great shape when I bought it -- lots of pits on the bottom and crumbling on the stairs and below the tile line -- and has gotten worse lately. I added about 40 lbs of...