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    I'm now the proud owner of a green pool

    I have my first algae issue. We have had alot of rain I have semi neglected my pool this last 2 weeks. I just vacumed it threw in a gallon of bleach. I need to buy more tonight after I pick up the kids. I'll test water and report those. I tested last week numbers were fine. The pool looks decent now just cloudy but 98% of the green is gone.
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    Re: I'm now the proud owner of a green pool

    If you catch algae early it is often very easy to kill off. But ignore it for too long and it becomes a major project.
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    tested any advice to rid algae

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    My numbers
    ph 7.5
    TA 1.1 I think something is wrong took 11 drops for color to change
    TC 3.5
    CC 1
    fast chlorine 6.5
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    Re: tested any advice to rid algae

    Read up at Pool School There is lots of helpful information there that will help your CYA reading, that will determine what you shock your pool at to get rid of your algae.

    It would be helpful to know how many gallons your pool hold, what its made of (Vinyl, gunite, fiberglass) Your filter type and pump size etc. You can add those to your signature so you dont have to type it all the time.
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    Re: I'm now the proud owner of a green pool

    What is your CYA?

    With CC of 1, you need to shock your pool. There is an article in Pool School on Defeating Algae & on Shocking Your Pool.

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    Re: tested any advice to rid algae

    Quote Originally Posted by my4boys2002
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    My numbers
    ph 7.5
    TA 1.1 I think something is wrong took 11 drops for color to change
    TC 3.5
    CC 1
    fast chlorine 6.5
    fast chlorine? not sure what this is?

    TA 1.1 (11 drops) means your TA is 110....

    CYA reading?
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    Re: tested any advice to rid algae

    Quote Originally Posted by my4boys2002
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    My numbers
    ph 7.5
    TA 1.1 I think something is wrong took 11 drops for color to change
    TC 3.5
    CC 1
    fast chlorine 6.5
    11 drops times 10 is 110 and that is ok for Alkalinity...that is about where mine is.
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    Re: tested any advice to rid algae

    Quote Originally Posted by cubbybeave08
    Quote Originally Posted by my4boys2002
    [Merged posts:Butterfly]

    My numbers
    ph 7.5
    TA 1.1 I think something is wrong took 11 drops for color to change
    TC 3.5
    CC 1
    fast chlorine 6.5
    11 drops times 10 is 110 and that is ok for Alkalinity...that is about where mine is.
    PM... that is what I get for not reading to the end of a thread...You beat me to it...
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    Hayward 2 HP Swim Pro Voyager Pump Micro 150 with 4 way timer
    Swim Pro Voyager Filtration System with Hayward ABS Pearl wide mouth skimmer

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