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    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Buffalo/Niagara Falls NY

    Trying to be a good neighbor


    I have found this site very helpful.Thanks!
    I am trying to help my neighbor. She does not have internet access right now,computer crash,etc.
    Here are her "stat":AG
    24 ft.,52" deep,no bottom drain,Pentair/Sand dollar approx 150 lbs. sand filter,
    1 hp dynamo pump.
    She took a sample to our local pool store and here are those numbers:
    TC 7
    FC 6.5
    pH 7

    The pool is lime green! She has been vacuuming also!
    Canbarely see bottom.
    As per the store recommendation, she added 8 lbs of Balance pack for alkalinity.She did this on 8/5. For her regular sanitizer she uses Bioguard 1" silk tabs.
    Any help is greatly appreciated!
    I need some help myself but that is for another time!!!
    15x 30 inground oval vinyl lined. 15000gals. Jacuzzi 250lb sand filter. Laars lite natural gas heater. 6 foot slide, underwater light . 3.5 ft. shallow,to 7ft. deepend. TF 100 test kit

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Richardson, TX

    Re: Trying to be a good neighbor

    For the 'lime green' I think most people around here would tell her to shock like crazy with bleach...get it around 20 ppm and hold it until it clears up. it sounds like it's a lot of algae, she's doing a good job sweeping but it can't survive in that much chlorine and the cheapest way to get it that high without raising the CYA is good old fashioned bleach.

    Maybe you should print up a few of the 'pool school' posts for her, I bet it would help a lot!

    And wish we all had great neighbor's like you! (I love ours but have heard nightmares)
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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Trying to be a good neighbor

    Welcome and I agree, I like the suggestion to print out the pool school articles. Also tell her to stop using the Bioguard tabs, they are making her PH too low and they are making her CYA too high. See the article about Recommend Levels in Pool School. She needs to raise her PH and use liquid chlorine for sanitizing instead of the tabs....She should run her filter 24/7 and continue shocking her pool, according to the CYA / Chlorine chart, until its all clear.

    Good luck, hope she has an open mind.
    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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