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    Apr 2017
    Rising Sun, IN

    Unhappy Unruly Algae

    I just recently opened my pool and it is green. I have never had a green pool upon opening before so I am unclear as to what happened. All of my levels are where they need to be, so I have put 5 gallons of shock in. Pump has been running 24/7 and the water has changed from a dark green color to a very light blue/green color, and it is very, very cloudy. Cleaning and changing the filter cartridge daily. I cannot see the bottom to vacuum up dead algae. Should I use clarifier or flocculant? Or just keep doing what I am doing. Getting frustrated as it has been 5 days now.
    Above ground round 27x54, not sure of model or construction, purchased at Watson's in 2011?? Hayward filtration system, uses paper type filter??

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    Tucson, AZ

    Re: Unruly Algae

    Welcome to TFP!

    What test kit are you using? Please post up a full set of test results.

    We recommend following what we call the SLAM process. You can read about it in Pool School.
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