Broke soldier needs help with green pool

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
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Broke soldier needs help with green pool

Postby zach22213 » Sun 20 Jun, 2010 16:14

i need help getting my inground pool ready, i dont have much money so i have been using bleach as i was told this is a good alternative to shock. what else do you i need to put in to make it swimmable? also the pool was a dark green about a week ago but is alot lighter any tips as to what i should put it and how much will i need?

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Broke soldier needs help with green pool

Postby chem geek » Sun 20 Jun, 2010 22:38

If your Cyanuric Acid (CYA aka stabilizer or conditioner) level is too low then the chlorine will break down in sunlight; if it's too high then it will take very high levels of chlorine to kill algae so may be better to do a partial drain/refill to lower the CYA in that case. Shocking doesn't mean just adding some bleach one time -- it means adding it to achieve a sustained high level of chlorine. Read Defeating Algae.

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