Bright green

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.
nanpool64
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Bright green

Postby nanpool64 » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 14:37

my pool is bright green there is no slime on the bottom or sides but is floating in the water like a giant green cloud - help! Algaecide and super shock did nothing


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Bright green

Postby lbridges » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 15:03

Have you been using tabs or granules to get chlorine into the pool? If yes, then the CYA level might be too high - needing a greatly increased shock value to clear the water. Should get the water tests done at a good pool store and report back before spending $$$$$.

And if the that's true, then if the shock you're using has CYA (also known as stabilizer) you need to get some unscented bleach or liquid chlorine (same thing, different strengths) to shock the pool. BTW, some algaecides are mostly effective at preventing algae and not so good at killing it once a pool is loaded up.
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Bright green

Postby floridapooltech » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 21:39

lbridges wrote:Have you been using tabs or granules to get chlorine into the pool? If yes, then the CYA level might be too high - needing a greatly increased shock value to clear the water. Should get the water tests done at a good pool store and report back before spending $$$$$.

And if the that's true, then if the shock you're using has CYA (also known as stabilizer) you need to get some unscented bleach or liquid chlorine (same thing, different strengths) to shock the pool. BTW, some algaecides are mostly effective at preventing algae and not so good at killing it once a pool is loaded up.


The shock that includes conditioner is known as Dichlor. The shock you should be using is calcium hypochlorite which will not effect your CYA or pH levels!
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nanpool64
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Bright green

Postby nanpool64 » Tue 17 Aug, 2010 22:49

we do use tabs
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Bright green

Postby floridapooltech » Wed 18 Aug, 2010 00:54

nanpool64 wrote:we do use tabs


Can you post your water test results?

FC:
pH:
TA:
CYA:
Phosphates:
Nitrates:
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Bright green

Postby pool cluody » Thu 16 Jun, 2011 21:43

:sick: of this pool what do i do
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