Went on vacation came back to algae

Skiddy

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May 17, 2017
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Seminole Florida
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Pentair iChlor 30
This was our first getaway since we had the pool built. I checked all the water levels before we left and all was perfect. We were gone for 9 days and from what I was told it rained every day we were gone. The pool was full over the skimmer for at least 7 days. It wasnt a green swamp but when I went to brush the sides and bottom it got a little greener and cloudy. I watched the slam video and proceeded to adjust my ph to 7.2 I added enough chlorine to reach nearly 30ppm. Ran the pump for 24 hrs and things are looking better already. Do you recommend cleaning the filter when things clear up and also at what point do we think its fully under control?
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Skiddy

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May 17, 2017
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Seminole Florida
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11300
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Chlorine
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SWG Type
Pentair iChlor 30
What do you think was the primary reason for the algae growth given the info I gave?
 

Newdude

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Unless you ran 24/7 in the absence you had cold, 0 FC water stratified on top of the treated pool water. A lot. Until the pump kicked on for its next cycle. It may have only taken once when the bad water mixed in 12 hours (?) later. Maybe the pool fought a noble fight for the first 7 days ? Maybe it was a little bit worse with each storm ? We may never know.

But you know what TO do, so you are golden !!
 
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Skiddy

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Seminole Florida
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11300
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Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair iChlor 30
Thank You. This is my first pool so I like to sponge up on the knowledge where possible.
This site has been an asset.
 
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Any bumps in the road to recovery, any thoughts, questions, observations, need some extra eyes, Anything at all. Post em up and we got you. (y)
 
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