Green pool water

Frede

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May 16, 2009
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24' round above ground. Pool was not covered this winter. Scooped and vacuumed leafs then began super shock with bleach. Water went from black to brown and now Army green. Changed sand once. FC has held at 13 to 14 over night and 10 to 11 during day for last 3 days. Can barely see objects on bottom; water still green. Vacuuming every day. PH is 7.5, CYA is 35. How can I get water clear?

Thanks, Fred
 

poolgirl22

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Frede said:
24' round above ground. Pool was not covered this winter. Scooped and vacuumed leafs then began super shock with bleach. Water went from black to brown and now Army green. Changed sand once. FC has held at 13 to 14 over night and 10 to 11 during day for last 3 days. Can barely see objects on bottom; water still green. Vacuuming every day. PH is 7.5, CYA is 35. How can I get water clear?

Thanks, Fred
At CYA 35 your shock level is 14.
Read pool-school/shocking_your_pool

You need to add as often as possible, hourly is fine, to keep your shock level at 14. If you have a green pool, three days is likely not long enough. Don't worry about overnight loss until your pool is clear.

It also helps to brush brush brush and brush some more when the shock level is at 14.

What testing method are you using?
Read pool school in order to really get it all clear in your mind what you are doing.
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PS: Please put your pool specs in a signature line via the control panel in the upper left. Thanks. It helps people be able to help.
 

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