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  1. Hello, I’m pretty new to Pool stuff but was doing well until 1 or 2 weeks ago. Then algae arrived and I began researching. The first time I just shocked the pool. Talked to a pool place and they directed me to brush the pool and then shock (makes sense). So I brushed the pool and shocked it again. I made sure the filter cartridge was rinsed and had the pump running. It went away for a day or two. The cover doesn’t stay on completely and it stormed. Algae returned. So I brushed the pool and shocked again. Filter rinsed several times and pump ran. The next day it looked better so
  2. We opened our pool after two years, we moved to our house two years back and last summer did not open the pool. This year we got a pool guy who opened the pool and I explained to him everything, he said he will work with us. So after opening he suggested to shock it, we shocked it almost a month everyday Algae in the pool cleared up to some extend but still could not see the bottom of the pool, so then the pool guy suggested to add Phoshfree but after we stopped shock and put phosfree the pool got worse, and after that I gave up since we already spent $600. Now we just want to close the pool,
  3. Firstly, thank you to everyone who shares their knowledge here. I have spent hours reading posts over the last few weeks and it's been a great education for me. I have a 17ft swim spa, so it's bigger than a hot tub but smaller than a pool. Volume is about 2000 gallons. Bromine system with a chlorine generator. Bought it last August. Lots of fun, no major issues. From my reading here I have learned a few things that demonstrate how bad the advice was from the pool store after installation..live and learn... - my FC levels have always been low (1 or lower). The advice of "check it once a wee
  4. My 10-year-old inground gunite pool needs some tile repair and I'm hoping someone can give me advice. There is one section of about 8 small tiles that all popped off and I saved them all, so those need to be repaired/re-attached. No more have come off in probably 3 years and I don't know why they came off in the first place. Can I do that myself or hire a professional? The rest of the tiles around the perimeter seem to get mold or algae in them. I started using a solar blanket and maybe that is causing the mold issue, I'm not sure. I scrub the grout with a wire brush to loosen/clean the grout
  5. Having had problems with green algae (mainly due to high cyanuric acid), I wonder if anyone knows if algae can grow in pure distilled water? I believe it will not. The reason I ask is that maybe a dose of green algae is good for a pool now and again as it may thrive on the impurities introduced to the pool over many years. My theory is that the following the treatment to remove the algae, i.e. shocking and floccing, the algae is removed, containing (hopefully) all those contaminants. Since experiencing this my pool has been perfectly clear and 'shiny', its very best for many years. Just a
  6. I have a in ground 40,000 gallon pool, with a variable 1 horse power speed pool pump, with DE filter. I have several questions? with a pool that size how long should i be running the pump, and should it be set to run at lower rpms for the greater part of the duration of running the pump? what is the best type of chlorine to use?, powder or liquid?, how much should I use? i have a 1 floater, is it enough? is it better to run the pool pump at night or during the day, is there a difference? how strong should the chlorine be? does it matter if a dog swims in the pool? issues with poo
  7. Greetings, I have been reading the forum for about an hour looking for a solution to the problem in my mom's above ground, easy set pool. It's going crazy with algae and she wants to shock it but the chemistry is all out of norm. I think I have a plan, but would like to double check and get some advice. Here's the lowdown: Pool Type Intex easyset pool: 15'x4' 4440 gallons (though not quite full, maybe around 4000 gallons) SWG- intex brand (I think, it's from Walmart) Levels CYA 150 TA >240 PH >8.4 FC 0 Hardness 1000 Salt 8.0- 6140ppm (I'm transcribing exactly how my mom sent
  8. I had green algae in my pool when opening and had to drain it but obviously couldn't get all of it out, I also need to adjust the chemicals. How do you recommend me getting rid of the algae? Should I do all steps necessary to get rid of the algae before or after I adjust all my chemicals? Thank you!
  9. Sorry I'm on a break at work and don't have brand names, but I'll do the best I can to describe my problem. My pool has a small mesh filter attached to the end of the cleaner hose that fits in the pool wall. We have a lot of trees that drop debris in the fall and spring, and this filer gets plugged multiple times a day basically shutting down my pool cleaner. The trees aren't dropping as much now that it's summer, but the filter still gets clogged daily. Once I hose it out and replace it, the sweep works great. The problem is that I don't have time to do that every day, so my pool looks like L
  10. Greetings, Sensei of swimology. I have a concrete pool-about 10 years old. This year (I think possibly due to the extraordinarily mild winter), our algae was a nightmare to get under control. To achieve clear water, we did a few rounds of shock at 100oz Day 1, 70 oz Day 2 , and 30 oz Day 3. Our pool is 39,000 gallons. Finally, the pool is clear and the water is well balanced. But we have a lot of algae that is adhered to the walls & floor that simply will not brush off-and is still green. We do brush it & the water clouds up until the filter pulls out the algae that is floating, but
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