Green pool. Is it algae?

Calebs

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Mar 30, 2019
19
Troup, texas
OK folks so my pool is green so ive already started slamming. But my question is, if its green does that mean algae or just nasty? Slam has been going about 48 he's so not visible results yet.
Last test results
Fc 10
CV 0.5
PH 7.4
Cya 30
Calcium 90
Ta 200 (I know way too high used the last of my acid to get it to 200)
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Cloudy and green is algae.

Brush Brush Brush. Keep your FC at 12ppm. I assume you have a proper test kit (can you put what you have in your signature?). Run pump 24/7
 

Calebs

Member
Mar 30, 2019
19
Troup, texas
I just added more chlorine to bring Fc to 16. I just brushed with chlorine addition. I thought my signature had my test kit but I updated it. I'm using a taylor k2006.
 

Calebs

Member
Mar 30, 2019
19
Troup, texas
Well I'm about ready to call it quits with this pool and just take an axe to it. Seems like nothing I do keeps it clear. It's been green three times since I opened it for the first time in March after buying the house that it came with. I've gone through 8 gals of bleach three pounds of 99% dichlor and 2 gal of acid in a week and it doesn't seem like I've made any progress. Still looks as green as it did when I started. I dont know what I'm doing wrong. I've kept the chlorine up and did my best to keep the ph and TA down before the 2 inches of rain we got spiked ph and TA back up.108465
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
If your CYA is correct and you have been adding chlorine multiple times per day back to the SLAM level FC, all since Sunday, the pool should not be green anymore. Cloudy, yes, not green.

Your other option is to drain at least half of this water off to remove anything that might be working against you. Then refill and SLAM that.
 

Donldson

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Jun 12, 2009
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You put dichlor in? Was that before or after you ran the tests you posted in the first post? If after, then your CYA level is closer to 50 than 30.
 
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