Please Help green cloudy pool

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
vdiddy1856
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Please Help green cloudy pool

Postby vdiddy1856 » Wed 01 Jun, 2011 16:04

Ok so I started Cleaning my pool on Friday 5/27/11. after about a year of neglect from my family


It Started off like this
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and now it looks like this (taken Monday 5/31/11)
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Treatment was as follows the first 3 days

Clean filter
4lbs of Green to Clean
Wait 5mins
4lbs of powder powder plus

Wait 12 hours

4lbs Powder Powder plus

Wait 12 hours
Clean filter
4lbs Powder Powder plus

3 cap fulls of Pool Perfect + PHOSfree (once a week)

Went back today... Leslie's Pools supply btw
Tested the water
everything was ok

recommended
1lbs of powder powder plus once a week
plus chlorine tabs and floater

I haven't seen any significant change. maybe I'm being impatient but I threw in the chlorine on Tuesday and now my pool is Foamy not heavy foam but there is foam plus the Filter has been on since Friday and I'm scrubbing like crazy I am believe there is something at the bottom of the pool on the deep end I will jump in today and find out.

Please help!!! Am I doing it right or am I just being impatient?


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Please Help green cloudy pool

Postby chem geek » Wed 01 Jun, 2011 20:38

You are using the pool store methods of paying them lots of money for chemicals to use in your pool. You can continue to do that or you can use chlorine and read Defeating Algae . However, you've got to find out the accurate water parameters in your pool and should act accordingly. Also, if you have sand filter you might Add DE to a Sand Filter to improve filtration (run the pump 24/7) -- the DE will get flushed out at your next backwash when you can add more if needed.

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