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Pool Green but water is clear to the bottom


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Old 06-08-04, 09:25 AM
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Angry Pool Green but water is clear to the bottom

Ok I see you are getting slammed with the green water questions but I figure one more won't hurt. We have been trying to get our pool up and running for about 2 weeks now....shocked it many times, used the algeacide twice now. Our pool pump has been running non stop for 3 days straight and to no avail.

The water is green but it is clear and you can see straight to the bottom. We have vaccuumed our butts off we've gotten in and scrubbed the sides and bottoms as best we could. I read on here to use liquid chlorine now by this do you mean bleach? All our levels are within the ideal range. When we first started out our pool was blue but with all the leaves and stuff on the bottom which we got out and it still was fairly clean and then the green came. Any help is greatly appreciated....expecting 90's today

Thankyou,
Jessie
 
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Old 06-09-04, 08:24 AM
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The only test kit I like is the 4in1.
[COLOR=Red]I read on here to use liquid chlorine now by this do you mean bleach?[/COLOR
What has red got to do with chlorine. The test there should be yellow. Now the chlorine for are from a pool store will be 10%. What you get in clorox is only 5 or 6%.

Now chlorine should be 1.0 to 1.5

The pH should be about 7.2 to 7.8

Alkalinity that should be about 80 to 100

When I have had green on the walls I have just like walk around the pool and put in some algicide 50%.form pool time. Home depot and lowes have it and the 4 in 1 test kits.
I also put in just a little of water clarifier. Like 3oz per 10K water ,thats from pool time also

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Old 06-09-04, 01:54 PM
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ok I called our local pool place and they said not to use liquid chlorine that it would just disipate into the air...so they told us to use" burn out" made by biogaurd ....we put in 6 bags of the stuff yesterday only to wake up to no change...so we gave them another call and were told to add 3 more bags...which I did about 45 minutes ago keeping my fingers crossed.

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Old 06-09-04, 02:23 PM
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I know of no one down here that will use that biogaurd. We have a lot of companys that take care of pools here and they all use liquid chlorine. Thats all I use and about one time a year add some stabilizer to the pool.
You can go over to a salt pool and not need any chlorine at all. Daughters pool has a maker on it and used about 40 lb of salt for the year in it. They are for sale on line for about $750.We swim here about 10 months and dont shut the pool down for the 2 months just let it run.

What is the alkalinity of the pool? Do you let the filter pump run and do you keep the filter clean?
Go to home depot or Lowes and get the STUFF I said about on the last post.

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Old 06-10-04, 09:50 AM
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Green and clear? You don't have algae! You have a lot of dissolved copper in the water and it's being oxidized.
 
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Old 06-10-04, 10:04 AM
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Got up this morning to a much better looking pool thank god....anything that was in the water is now on the bottom ...we were told to now vacuum on waste. so as soon as it warms up a bit this afternoon that's what we're gonna do....alkalinity is the same as ph right....that was 7.6 yesterday which is ideal . As for copper in the water..what do I do about that?


Thanks for all the feedback,
Jessie
 
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Old 06-10-04, 11:33 AM
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....alkalinity is the same as ph right....that was 7.6 yesterday which is ideal .
No that is your pH 7.6 good. Now what is the alkalinity in the pool ?????? You want about 80-100 ppm. If its over 100ppm pH and acid demand test should be performed more than once a week

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Old 06-10-04, 11:37 AM
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Hmm ok...I don't have an alkalinity tester then...when we went to the pool place...we brought a water sample and they didn't even test it they just told us to use the burnout.

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Get a 4 in 1 tester about $12. and it will do it all for you.


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Old 08-28-04, 02:55 AM
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Water balance

Originally Posted by Jessie92382
Ok I see you are getting slammed with the green water questions but I figure one more won't hurt. We have been trying to get our pool up and running for about 2 weeks now....shocked it many times, used the algeacide twice now. Our pool pump has been running non stop for 3 days straight and to no avail.

The water is green but it is clear and you can see straight to the bottom. We have vaccuumed our butts off we've gotten in and scrubbed the sides and bottoms as best we could. I read on here to use liquid chlorine now by this do you mean bleach? All our levels are within the ideal range. When we first started out our pool was blue but with all the leaves and stuff on the bottom which we got out and it still was fairly clean and then the green came. Any help is greatly appreciated....expecting 90's today

Thankyou,
Jessie
Go to www.bioguard.co.uk you should be able to find a bioguard delaer in your area, I believe it is an international company. A good dealer will have an in house lab and can do you a full test.

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