Above Ground Pool - Turned Green

AfroSamurai

Member
Jul 18, 2017
5
Liverpool
Need some advice.

Seems our above-ground pool turned green over a course of a few days (we were on vacation). I have done these steps so far: tested water and the FC&TC are pretty much nil, ph and alkalinity are good (7.4-7.6), CYA is 0 though. Unfortunately, I didn't have any CYA on hand as it's Sunday and the store is closed. I then cleaned the pool of debris, by the way, I had a pool cover on it while we were gone. I think I may have reverse a step, I added my shock first, then my algaecide, instead of algaecide first run pump then add x3 shock, should this matter or can I just add shock again? Going to run the pump 24/7 for the next few days until it is clear while cleaning the filter out x2 per day.

Have I missed anything? Any advice? Appreciate any and all feedback!

Afro
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
You need to follow the SLAM Process. To do that, you need a proper test kit. I suggest the TF-100 or Taylor K2006C. A proper test kit is needed to get the accurate water chemistry results needed to follow the TFP protocols.

Algaecide is not used for eliminating algae.
 

AfroSamurai

Member
Jul 18, 2017
5
Liverpool
Need some advice.

Seems our above-ground pool turned green over a course of a few days (we were on vacation). I have done these steps so far: tested water and the FC&TC are pretty much nil, ph and alkalinity are good (7.4-7.6), CYA is 0 though. Unfortunately, I didn't have any CYA on hand as it's Sunday and the store is closed. I then cleaned the pool of debris, by the way, I had a pool cover on it while we were gone. I think I may have reverse a step, I added my shock first, then my algaecide, instead of algaecide first run pump then add x3 shock, should this matter or can I just add shock again? Going to run the pump 24/7 for the next few days until it is clear while cleaning the filter out x2 per day.

Have I missed anything? Any advice? Appreciate any and all feedback!

Afro
Sorry meant to add Alkalinity is 90-100
 

AfroSamurai

Member
Jul 18, 2017
5
Liverpool
Since writing a few days ago, and using the mentioned in my 1st post, the pool went from green to cloudy and from cloudy to crystal clear. I am amazed! FC & TC chlorine is at 10, but it's sunny today so exposure will help lower it, ph and alkalinity are both within ranges. The pump is still active, and I need to scrub sidewalls and floor, but for the most part, the pool is doing great. CYA is at zero but I am picking up dry stabilizer today.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

Afro
 
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