Help I have a green cloudy pool

Short family

New member
Aug 19, 2021
Pool Size
Liquid Chlorine
Hello we are new at the pool game and we bought our 18ft round vynal Coleman pool this summer and had water delivered and it was great until we went on vacation and came back to a green pool. The person looking after the pool forgot to turn pump back on after changing filter. We have shocked and added a blue algae killer and have been changing filter a few times a day along with brushing down the sides regularly and it is a lot better but still very cloudy and a tinge green please help

Texas Splash

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TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2014
Texas, San Antonio/Marion, South-Central Area
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
CircuPool RJ-45 Plus
Welcome to TFP! :wave: For algae, you need to follow the SLAM Process utilizing a combination of the proper amount of liquid chlorine and testing with either a TF-100 or Taylor K-2006C test kit. That SLAM page link will walk you through it. No amount of filter cleaning will remove algae, and avoid any products that list "blue" on them (copper).

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