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    Green pool - again

    Started adding DE to the skimmer and backwashing when necessary. This is a photo from earlier today. Progress!
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    Green pool - again

    I completely cleaned out the sand filter, replaced the sand, checked the laterals for damage 10 days ago. At this point I feel like the sand filter needs help to get rid of everything. I am not seeing a huge loss of chlorine during the daytime or at all overnight. Just added DE as recommended by...
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    Green pool - again

    Small update. I rose my FC to 20ppm and maintained that for a couple of days now. I cleaned behind the pool light and any crevice I could find. My OCLT netted under 1ppm loss overnight, but the pool is still cloudy. Im reading into Diatomaceous Earth on Pool School to filter out the pool since...
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    Green pool - again

    Thanks everyone. During the slam process, I’ve checked my FC 3-4 times per day. Once After the sun goes down and again before the sun rises. I’ll check in between the day as well. Tonight I’ll be raising my FC to 20ppm and maintaining from there.
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    Green pool - again

    Hello everyone, I recently posted a thread about problems with my pool turning green real quick. My CH levels were through the roof so I decided to drain the Pool and start over. This was a couple of months ago. Everything was going great up until a couple of weeks ago when my pool turned...
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    Lost pool owner

    Hello everyone. Here is an update to my pool 3 weeks later. Everything was looking good, switched over to liquid chlorine and I was constantly seeing my TA stay above 5ppm until about a week ago. My pool went cloudy within a day. I proceeded to test all TF100 test and noticed my CH was really...
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    Lost pool owner

    Also for clarification, I was using Leslies Power Powder Plus, which claims to be unstabilized.
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    Lost pool owner

    Thank you for the info. I'll be lowering the PH along with the TA today. I'm not sure what the PH and TA of my fill water is. Is that the same test as checking pool water?
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    Lost pool owner

    The CYA test was my toughest by far. I followed the directions and kept adding the mixture until the black dot disappeared. Back turned to the sun, test tube at waist level. The dot wouldn't disappear until about the level 40 fill line. I tested it multiple times to be sure. I thought it was...
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    Lost pool owner

    Test kit came in! Here are my results: TC - 2 PH - 8.2 CH - 420 TA - 230 CYA - 40 I found out the pool shock I was using increases my PH significantly. I have since stopped using that and started using liquid chlorine/bleach. I've seen a great improvement in the cloudiness and algae build up...
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    Lost pool owner

    Hello everyone, Interesting story. I currently find myself struggling with keeping my pool from building algae. Clearly I am doing something wrong. So I start research on how to take care of my pool and am recommended to this website. I decide to create an account only to find out I created one...
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    Rookie Pool Owner

    Hello everyone, Recently, I began having a lot of problems with my pool. I'm clearly a beginner and can't seem to get the balance right. My pool is constantly turning green, and my chlorine levels are low. I have a sand filter, which I replaced the sand last summer and also drained the pool...