Converting from bacquacil and pool is green

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rond
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My Pool: 16x24 oval doughboy sand filter
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Converting from bacquacil and pool is green

Postby rond » Fri 04 Jun, 2010 10:36

I could use all the help I can get. I have a 16x24 above ground Doughboy. I use a sand filter. For the last five long years we have been using BACQUACIL and things have gone from bad to worse. I gave up and started the conversion(I think) to chlorine. When the winter cover came off the pool was soooo green that I could not see the top step. I went to my pool store with a water sample and they said "shock" it with 2 lbs of OMNI Breakout 35 (lithium hypochlorite) . These are the results the next day
FAC .05
Total Chlorine 1.1
Combined chlorine .06
TA 99
PH 7.7
CYA 7
The water was still as green and the store suggested muriatic acid(to lower the PH) and 4 more lbs of shock.
I did that last night and ran the filter all night and my stinkin' pool is still as green. I can see the 2nd step of the ladder though... about 2 feet down if I squint and the sunlight is just right :)

What can I do?? My kids are now out of school and want to swim!
HELP!


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Converting from bacquacil and pool is green

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