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Thread: Algae appearing..how much Shock to use?

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    Algae appearing..how much Shock to use?

    Good evening TFPers,

    I am seeing evidence of algae appearing in my pool (if started from scratch with fresh water and chemicals added by the pool guys two or three weeks ago)
    I have been waiting patiently for my test kit to arrive for several days...but unfortunately it has not arrived yet. Therefore I am going to have to guess how much shock to throw in...any suggestions (it's a 25000 gallon pool).

    Once the kit arrives I can do the full battery of tests...but I don't want the pool turning into a swamp while I wait

    Thanks
    Steven
    Gunite Inground Pool, 25000 gallons.

    Jandy DEL60 filter.
    Hayward Pump
    Rainbow Model 320..not in use!
    Jandy JS Power Center

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    Re: Algae appearing..how much Shock to use?

    Steven,

    Is that a TF-100 kit? If so, please PM me with your last name and order date.
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Algae appearing..how much Shock to use?

    I really don't think you should "guess". At the very least is there a nearby store that sells strips, wal-mart or K-mart or a Hardware store that sells pool supplies? What about a pool store that can test the numbers for you?

    How about a neighbor with a pool, can you ask to borrow some strips? At least it's something....
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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