Algae Cloudy - New Pool Owners

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Algae Cloudy - New Pool Owners

Postby kernnal » Mon 20 Jun, 2005 06:16

Help! We just bought a house with an inground 17,500 gal pool. We have never owned a pool before so we have been using a pool place here with no luck. Our water is a cloudy green that will not go away no matter what we do. We have shocked it about 5 times in past week and half, used 2 bottles of algaecide, muriatic acid, everything the pool place said to use. We just got the vacuum working last night and added floc, will vacuum again tonight. Have read other posts and would like to know what you mean when you say to add bleach. Are we talking clorox or a special pool bleach? Any help with this would be appreciated, I need to get this cleared up in a hurry or hubby will fill with dirt! :cry:


Postby kernnal » Mon 20 Jun, 2005 18:24

Update: we have vacuumed and then shocked and then vacummed. I can finally see the bottom of the pool at the shallow end. I think our biggest prob is that the grey/white dead algae will NOT go away. Our vacuum doesn't seem to be doing much good either. Any solutions? Thanks!
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Algae Cloudy - New Pool Owners

Postby Gov » Mon 20 Jun, 2005 20:38

Ok, Run the filter, a lot!!!!
24 hours minimum after adding all your shock and algecide.
Vacuum and backwash filter (about 3 minutes).
Repeat next day.
Also after backwash, filter to waste for about 10 seconds.
Most important run filter 8 to 10 hours a day and add chlorine every evening...

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