opend up green swamp pool!! HELP! chlorine levels good, but

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

opend up green swamp pool!! HELP! chlorine levels good, but

Postby anxious » Mon 14 May, 2007 07:38

We opened our 16 x28 inground pool and it was a green swamp!!!

Added bottle of algaecide, vacuumed & cleaned out filter cartridges several times over past week. My chlorine levels are good, even high according the pool place. My pH on low side- but better for killing algae I hear. All other chemicals checking out good except my calcium hardness was low. (Does this make a difference w/ killing and clearing algae?)

Anyhow 5 days later, my pool is not green, but still not clear blue water. Still can't see bottom of pool even in the shallow end!!

What else can I do???? How long will it take to clear?

Why did this happen? How can I prevent it next year??

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Postby Buggsw » Mon 14 May, 2007 23:25

Keep your chlorine level really high for several days. I'd use liquid chlorine.

Keep filtering, brushing the side walls and vacuum daily - and cleaning your filters or perhaps you will even need to replace them.

Keep running your pump/filter 24/7 and be patient - it can take a while.

If it's not clear in another week - you might try a clarifier.

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