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    light green pool (just opened)

    Hello,

    I opened my pool today found it like this

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    Drove to the pool store and the guy sold me shock 4 bags 1 pound each (4 lbs)

    Pic 2.jpg

    Told me to add this directly into my pool... (not my filter) and run my pump for 24 hrs... check ph, alkalinity etc.

    I'm hoping in a day it will clear up ... if not ... next step would be ? to re shock (4 bags) run pump for 24 hours recheck?

    thanks for any input
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Hi there

    With over 100 posts on TFP, you must know we would never advise that Can you post up a full set of chemical test results?
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Didn't test it

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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Quote Originally Posted by careingemt View Post
    Didn't test it... Pool store said add shock


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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Quote Originally Posted by careingemt View Post
    Hello,

    I opened my pool today found it like this



    Drove to the pool store and the guy sold me shock 4 bags 1 pound each (4 lbs)


    Told me to add this directly into my pool... (not my filter) and run my pump for 24 hrs... check ph, alkalinity etc.

    I'm hoping in a day it will clear up ... if not ... next step would be ? to re shock (4 bags) run pump for 24 hours recheck?

    thanks for any input
    Sorry for my previous post.
    Last edited by OTPirate; 05-06-2017 at 07:45 PM. Reason: Inappropriate content
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Quote Originally Posted by AimeeH View Post
    Hi there

    With over 100 posts on TFP, you must know we would never advise that Can you post up a full set of chemical test results?

    I realize i should not have asked a pool store for advise but i was scared

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    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Not funny!
    wasn't trying to be funny.. was asking for advise
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    You need to decide if you want to take care of your pool our reccomended way or the pool store way.

    Our answer would be that what you said your plan is not the reccomended course of action.
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Quote Originally Posted by AimeeH View Post
    You need to decide if you want to take care of your pool our reccomended way or the pool store way.

    Our answer would be that what you said your plan is not the reccomended course of action.

    I realize i should not have asked a pool store for advise but i was scared
    I want to take care of my pool the TFP way
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Then post up a full set of test results and how you are testing and we'll be happy to advise on the best course of action.

    Have you taken the time to read any of the pool school articles like these?

    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    The good thing is that that green can be fixed. No more shock for now and get ready to SLAM. You will need some bleach. One thing...did you put that 4 lb bag of shock in your pool yet?

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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Yes

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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Ok, that is going to raise your CYA. Do you have a pool test kit? Like AimmeH said, we need your numbers, and I don't recommend getting them from the pool store.

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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    I have a TFT test kit ... However .. it's 10:00 pm here ... I work at 7:00am so ... I'll post test results asap

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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Perfect! No more shock, no more pool store, and you are off to buy some bleach tomorrow.

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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    5 gallons ?

    And leave my pump run till I post results?


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    Hayward extreme cartridge filter 100sq feet
    pool is heated by propane Hayward heater
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Quote Originally Posted by careingemt View Post
    I realize i should not have asked a pool store for advise but i was scared

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    wasn't trying to be funny.. was asking for advise
    Sorry for that. Truly a faux pas on my part. Please accept my heartfelt apology.
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Quote Originally Posted by pabeader View Post
    Sorry for that. Truly a faux pas on my part. Please accept my heartfelt apology.
    Sure

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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Got home from work to find my pool leaking...grey Pipe is cracked. Could not get air out of pump glass afraid of burning up my pump... Tues I'll get a new hose and post water tests. Hoping return won't freeze overnight... Low of 34

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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Sorry to hear about that.
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    Re: light green pool (just opened)

    Testing now with TFT test kit TF - 100

    Would it make sense that when I test for chlorine (chlorine tube filled to 10ml) I get a result of 19.5 .... Is my R-0870 powder bad ?

    AG 18 feet accross 52" high pool wall 7000 gallons .... pool math = 7600
    Hayward extreme cartridge filter 100sq feet
    pool is heated by propane Hayward heater
    pool installed aug 12 2013

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