Green Pool

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
spursbabe
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My Pool: 24ft Round Above Ground Pool
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Green Pool

Postby spursbabe » Sun 07 Aug, 2011 09:51

We have an above ground pool and it has turned green over the past few days, everyone is saying it is because of the heat and just to keep adding Algecide :? . The pool is a 24ft round (55000 litres) and has a sand filter. Can anyone help with this. Our Chlorine is non existant even though we have shocked it and keep shocking it. We are fairly new to owning a pool and not sure what is the best course of action..... :sick:


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Green Pool

Postby chem geek » Mon 08 Aug, 2011 00:51

Read Defeating Algae. Get yourself a proper test kit, either the Taylor K-2006 or the TFTestkits TF-100. If your CYA level is high (> 60 ppm), then dilute the water to lower it. Use chlorinating liquid or 6% unscented bleach or if your CH level is low (< 200 ppm) you can use Cal-Hypo. Do not use Dichlor or Trichlor unless your CYA is very low (< 30 ppm).

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