Green water help

Bdgreen

New member
Sep 14, 2020
2
Oklahoma
Problem: green water after 3 days of rain and vacation.

FC:
TC:
pH: 6.2
TA:
CH:
CYA:
Alk:80
My pool:
Pool chemicals: baquacil 1 quart
My pump & filter: cartridge
Other info: used 2 lbs of shock

I am having trouble getting the water to clear up. Am I not adding enough shock. Water is only 6 weeks old. This happened while I was on a 3 day vacation and had 3 days of rain.
 

Leebo

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jul 21, 2011
9,986
Eastern Ohio
First and foremost......WELCOME TO TFP!!!

Onto the question. You mentioned you’ve added “two pounds of shock.” Can you expand on this comment? What we’re the active ingredients in this Shock??
 

YippeeSkippy

Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
14,571
Evans, Georgia
Is Oxi non-chlorine shock a product one normally uses in a Bacqua pool? I'm unfamiliar with its use like this.....?

Can you do us a favor and fill out a signature line (under "Settings") and tell us about your pool, its equipment, chemicals, testing, etc? That really goes a long way to help us answer you better. Thanks :)

Maddie
 
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anthonypool89

Gold Supporter
Aug 26, 2016
581
Berks County, PA
I'd say this is one of the first things you need to address. That's a REALLY low pH level. As to non-chlorine shock, you might want to consider Baquacil Line Cleaner. I just started using it towards the latter part of the summer and have had great results. Do you have the means to test your Biguanide and Oxidizer levels?