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    Strange levels with start-up

    When I tested it this afternoon I get: FC 3 TC 3 pH below 7.0 (my test kit only goes down to 7) CYA looks closer to 50, somewhere between 40 and 50 for me
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    Strange levels with start-up

    We opened up our pool a few weeks ago and started the usual of getting any debris out and balancing it. Once we got all the debris and began shocking it with liquid chlorine, we noticed that it went yellow in color. I thought it might be mustard algae so we upped the level of shock and it...
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    Best Places to Buy Liquid Chlorine

    Pinch a Penny on Sherwood Forest/Coursey seems to have the consistently best price around here. It's $6.99 to refill a 2.5gal jug. The first time you buy the jug it's $13 i think, after that just $6.99 to refill. Also, right now Home Depot in Baton Rouge is having a sale on it's liquid...
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    **UDATE** It's been about 2 week of running the pump with a sock over the return, filled with poly fill. Every day I change out the poly fill and every day it's full of yucky brown stuff. Now the pool looks like this: http://bit.ly/2wuAnjw It's much better and much bluer, and the only real...
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    Thanks for the links! I'm going to try the polyfill stuffing and see if that helps.
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    this morning it passed the overnight chlorine loss test. FC at 22. Still just as green/yellow as before...
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    Ok, today I went back to pinch-a-penny with another water sample. Today they said it was 25ppm, which would make sense. I am still not getting above 30 on my test, but the water is a little cloudy when i look at the dot. I can still see the dot at 30 though. I added the CYA as granules to...
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    I bought mine from Amazon, but I'm in the US so it was only about $60
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    I've been SLAMMING for 4 solid days now (heading into the 5th). Before I went to bed the FC was 20. When I woke up at 8am it was 15. I wish I would have woke up earlier to test it truly right at the beginning of the sun. Oh well. The bottom of the pool and the walls have no visible algae...
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    ok, thanks! I'll keep doing what I'm doing :)
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    It's finally starting to look better :D I've been checking the FC level every 2-3 hours while I'm awake and adding bleach as needed. Now when I wake up I don't see much algae on the floor at all: So I think I'm on the right track. My question is that I noticed now that there isn't gunk on...
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    As for the CYA, we were loosing so much water to vacuuming to waste that we didn't want to waste money on CYA until we were done with that part. That was our reasoning at least. Added it Monday though. We had been setting the filter on recirculate. Just switched over to filter recently...
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    1. I have the Taylor Complete FAS-DPD chlorine K-2006 test kit 2. I added the signature, hope that helps :) 3. Since July 15th we have been raising the FC to at least 10 every day. I read somewhere it's best to add chlorine in the evening time, so that is what we had been doing, but now...
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    Here are some pictures to give you an idea of the progress (or lack thereof) Beginning - July 15th July 24nd July 31st- After returning from trip Yesterday (August 1)-
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    Clearing a swamp pool - need help!

    Hi, I am new the forum and a new pool owner. I just bought a foreclosed house that has a pool on the property. From what the neighbors tell us, the house has been vacant for 3 years, so the pool has been left to it's devices for 3 years. When we bought it, it had a cover over it, but we...
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    Jets not blowing out water into pool?

    Just wanted to update the post in case anyone else has this issue... I tried all sorts of things myself, including the air compressor and snake to no avail. Had a local pool professional come out and look at it. He confirmed that the issue was with a clogged jet line. I believe he called it...
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    Jets not blowing out water into pool?

    Thanks! I'll give that a try tomorrow. This evening I tried hooking up a shop-vac to the jets and after it sucked a while the jet blew out a bunch of white junk...tried turning on the pump after that and still no luck :(
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    Jets not blowing out water into pool?

    I just purchased a foreclosed home last month and have been working to get the pool back up and in working order. The pool and home sat vacant for 3 years, so it's quite a task! When we got the pool there were 3 pipes coming out from the concrete slab. We assumed these were drain, skimmer...