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itjustrixie
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pool very nasty

Postby itjustrixie » Thu 31 May, 2007 19:00

I left my pool uncovered over the winter and it is very dirty. I have yet to get it started because i dont know where to start. What should i do first?


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Postby Buggsw » Thu 31 May, 2007 23:28

Nasty like green water, swampy or just dirt in the bottom of clear water?

Test your water.
Scoop out the leaves and twigs and such with a leaf net.
Add chlorine and other chems to adjust your test readings.
Run your pump 7/24 for several days.
Vacuum and Backwash daily until you get it cleared up and have your water back in balance.
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Postby Backglass » Fri 01 Jun, 2007 08:47

Remember that no matter how bad it looks, the water itself is fine...you cant turn H2O into something else! It's all the junk IN the water you need to get out!

Test, Shock, Filter, Vacuum, Backwash, Repeat.

If in doubt take a water sample to your local pool store and they can help as well. And bugs is right...run your filter 24/7 until things clear up.
itjustrixie
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thanks guys

Postby itjustrixie » Fri 01 Jun, 2007 14:45

thanks guys thats what i thought i should do but i just needed some clarification.
Trixie

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