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    Came home to a swamp

    Greetings,
    I am new pool owner and a new forum member.
    My rectangle 30x15 20K gal screened in Pool was sparkling & perfect when I left on vac 2 wks ago
    I was testing weekly and requiring 1 jug of chlorine each week to maintain
    I loaded the chlorinator with tabs thinking I would have only A BIT of catching up when I got back
    Came home to a swamp...my pump breaker was kicked..
    Upon my pool supply store suggestion I have put in 10 gallons of liquid chlorine 2 days running to total of 20 gallons and have seen little or no change
    I have brushed & vaccumed 2x daily and rinsed out filter 2x daily as well.
    3 visits to the pool supply have rendered 3 different clerks with 3 different opinions...ALL happy to load me up and swipe my card.
    Need big time advice quick..MUCH appreciated.
    Should I be hand vacumming ? or can I run my Navigator a few hours a day w/out damage.
    I am in sunny humid Ocala, Florida....and it rained alot whaen I was gone....a factor I know.
    Thanks !
    Q

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    Re: Green/Cloudy Water - Even the frogs are scared of my pool!

    Quote Originally Posted by qmgmt
    Greetings,
    I am new pool owner and a new forum member.
    My rectangle 30x15 20K gal screened in Pool was sparkling & perfect when I left on vac 2 wks ago
    I was testing weekly and requiring 1 jug of chlorine each week to maintain
    I loaded the chlorinator with tabs thinking I would have only A BIT of catching up when I got back
    Came home to a swamp...my pump breaker was kicked..
    Upon my pool supply store suggestion I have put in 10 gallons of liquid chlorine 2 days running to total of 20 gallons and have seen little or no change
    I have brushed & vaccumed 2x daily and rinsed out filter 2x daily as well.
    3 visits to the pool supply have rendered 3 different clerks with 3 different opinions...ALL happy to load me up and swipe my card.
    Need big time advice quick..MUCH appreciated.
    Should I be hand vacumming ? or can I run my Navigator a few hours a day w/out damage.
    I am in sunny humid Ocala, Florida....and it rained alot whaen I was gone....a factor I know.
    Thanks !
    Q
    Hello there welcome to TFP. We call this post here a thread hijack.... not on purpose I'm sure.

    I would recommend beginning a new thread of your own, and include in your post a full set of test results and how they were taken (yourself, via strips, kit, or pool store)

    Moved to a new Topic/thread. JasonLion

    It takes time to clear a swamp. There are many helpful articles in Pool School. It's going to take a lot of bleach and running your filter 24/7, brushing the walls and cleaning the filter. But it will get there, don't worry you are in the right place.

    A full set of numbers, and then we can help you better.
    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
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    Re: Came home to a swamp

    You should read this sticky http://www.troublefreepool.com/turni...sis-t4147.html, and follow the instructions. Be prepared to do lots of testing and use lots of bleach.
    11x27 in ground, vinyl pool
    ~12,500 gal
    PAC FAB (Pentair) Pinnacle 3/4 hp pump
    Pentair 24 sq ft DE filter
    One skimmer, one return (no main drain)

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