I’m Tearing My Hair Out

chyr55

Member
Jun 13, 2017
10
Peoria, IL
I have had algae now for the past three weeks. No matter what I do it won’t go away. My levels are all good but still green water. I’m almost ready to just close it for this season. I did talk to my friend at the pool store and his only suggestion was maybe a bad cartridge in the filter but I got a new one and still green water.
 

CoolHome

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Jun 6, 2020
51
Crawfordsville, IN
Are you sure its algae? I'm brand new to this, but we filled our pool from the well and it turned green right away. I thought it was algae but it turns out it was just the iron in our water. I can get it clear with a metal sequestrant but it always keeps a green tint. From what I've seen so far if you have algae it should be eating your chlorine like crazy. Are you having to put massive amounts in each day to keep it at the recommended levels? If not, perhaps it's not algae and something else. Once again, total newbie, but since I just made this mistake thought I'd mention it.
 

Msch99

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Jun 11, 2018
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Verona, MO
Filters do not kill algae.
Please post full test results so the experts can assist.

Some questions.
What is oclt test results?
How much chlorine are you putting in and how often?
Scrubbing and brushing at least daily, better twice a day.
pump on 24/7?
 

duraleigh

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Apr 1, 2007
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Sebring, Florida
Take that good test kit you have and use it. Please post a complete set of test results and we can get started. We would simply be stabbing in the dark without the test results.
 

Donldson

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Jun 12, 2009
4,585
NW Ohio
Do you know it was exactly one year ago today you posted a very similar post? What are the odds?

In that post you were recommended the SLAM Process and told that it required a reliable test kit. You never responded, so I'm forced to ask whether you got the kit and completed the SLAM Process at that time. If you did, great! Post up some numbers and we can figure out what's not working right this time.
 

chyr55

Member
Jun 13, 2017
10
Peoria, IL
Do you know it was exactly one year ago today you posted a very similar post? What are the odds?

In that post you were recommended the SLAM Process and told that it required a reliable test kit. You never responded, so I'm forced to ask whether you got the kit and completed the SLAM Process at that time. If you did, great! Post up some numbers and we can figure out what's not working right this time.
I did do the SLAM process last year and it did take care of it. My mom then boke her hip so I wasn't online for a good long while. This year I did the SLAM and it didn't work. I'll get the numbers later today on a new test and post them.