I killed it but.

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
madpixl
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My Pool: 21"X52" namco 5 years old
Location: connecticut

I killed it but.

Postby madpixl » Fri 03 Jun, 2011 07:14

I started with green algae. I finally used this stuff called hth green to blue. It seemed to kill the algea turn it brown and sink it to the bottom when the filter was stopped. But I could not vacuum it out without stirring it back in. Now my pool is brown.

I was then supposed to simply vaccum it up. No sooner than I got about 3/4 the way through, then the the stuff got all stirred up and made my water brown. I did it a second time with the same result. AFter letting it settle the water was chyrstal clear with some foggy brown on the bottom.

The brown water seemed to go right through my filter. I used a large phosphate removal pad from my fish tank. It seems to fill up with dead algea (like brown mucus), but it does not seem to help the overall appearance.

So I left it running all day. I cleaned my filter cartridge and shocked my pool again. The color remains like coffee with cream. How do I get the dead algea out? I tested the water the next morning. My chlorine levels are still very high, so I don't think the algae is still alive. My ph was highh to, so I added ph down.

The water is now brown and less clear then when I had algae.
What else can I do?


madpixl
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My Pool: 21"X52" namco 5 years old
Location: connecticut

I killed it but.

Postby madpixl » Sat 04 Jun, 2011 05:46

Talked with hth, seems they forgot to mention on their label that green to blue is only for inground pools with sand filters that can "vacuum to waste". I shut the pool off and all the dead algea is on the bottom. Now I'm going to try to vacuum it out via siphon into the woods.

If this doesn't work, the rep said I'd have to drain the pool and refill the 11,000 gallons.
gman555

I killed it but.

Postby gman555 » Tue 07 Jun, 2011 10:04

We used the same product and it killed it and it appears like brown mud at the bottom of our pool. We bot this product and I didn't read where it was for those kind of pools, we have a in ground pool with a cartridge filter, so I guess now I am going to have to drain the pool
flannyoak
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My Pool: Above-ground, 24' round, 54" deep, cartridge filter
Location: usa

I killed it but.

Postby flannyoak » Fri 17 Jun, 2011 21:07

Not sure if anyone was able to get the brown out yet without draining and refilling. Well I to found this product and thought "why not" I've tried everything else. After I put it in I came in and started searching to see if anyone else had luck with it and found a couple posts about it. Lesson learned. My pool is an above ground cartridge filter and I have been tearing my hair out for the last week and a half. I'm on a well and can't fill with a hose so I have it trucked in. Costs way too much. With a lot of elbow grease and patience I finally got it out. I unhooked my return hose and vacumned straight to the ground. Usually keep my old filters for opening the pool each season and put a good one in once the pool is clear. I just kept switching the filters out when they started to clog and vacumned very very VERY slowly. It took about 2 hours the first time and I got out about 3/4 of it before my water level got to low. Couple days later water level back up and 2 more hours and there was only a trace left. Another couple days and water level was back up. Another 45 minutes and I think I have most of it out. There was minimal brown left so I put the good filter in and hopefully that will pick up the last tiny bit. Good luck folks!!!!!
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My Pool: 50,000 Salt Water Swimming Pool. Fully tiled with solar heating, in floor cleaning system, sand filter and built in 2010.
Location: Australia

I killed it but.

Postby RJ251 » Sat 18 Jun, 2011 19:15

Once you have killed off all the algae I suggest you get your local pool shop to test for Phosphates. Phosphates are the major food source for algae and if you remove this compound the algae will find it very difficult to regenerate.
Tony86413

I killed it but.

Postby Tony86413 » Sat 09 Jun, 2012 16:31

I've used this product several times, the simple key is on the directions it says to vacuum to waste,
after I use this and do the vacuum the water is clean as can be. If you have a pool that you cannot
vacuum to waste, it's best that you find an alternative method.
dawn

I killed it but.

Postby dawn » Wed 27 Jun, 2012 14:21

It clearly says if you cannot vacuum to waste that you cannot use the product. I LOVE THIS STUFF! It has saved me on two occasions now and cannot recommend it enough to others who CAN READ SIMPLE DIRECTIONS. :lol:
mike1107

I killed it but.

Postby mike1107 » Sun 05 Aug, 2012 20:22

i bet dawns a fat slob who goes in the pool with all her clothes on so no1 can see how fat she is hahaha. :lol: if you dont have something useful to say to answer the ? just keep your irrogant mouth shut you fat pig.
Krisb

I killed it but.

Postby Krisb » Fri 10 Aug, 2012 10:53

I used this product for the first time ever. I have an above ground pool with a sand filter. Needless to say the same issues as stated above happened to me. I have never had a problem with my pool water, and actually only had a tiny bit of algea forming on the bottom from the heat. I put this in my pool and it smelled very toxic, the water looked horrible even after the waiting period and vacuum to waste was complete. I drained 5000 gallons of water and refilled however the chemical seems to be still present. Will NEVER use this again ever. Bad experience!
cleandee2000

I killed it but.

Postby cleandee2000 » Tue 14 Aug, 2012 13:04

I read all of the replies and decided to contact hth, because my pool is a pop-up and when I vacum all my dirt is going directly in to the filter. An hth agent did state that this Green To Blue shock system is not for this type of pool and to just simply shock with regular shock again. Which worked perfectly, my water is now clear. So before using Green To Blue shock system maybe you should contact hth.

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