pool water turned green

pool water turned green

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help

Sikeston, MO

#1 Aug 3, 2012
I've had my pool for about three months and just recently the water in it turned a cloudy green color. I've tried shocking but this don't help. Can someone tell me how to make the water clear again?
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Kittanning, PA

#2 Aug 3, 2012
Its probably Algae. Algae grows naturally in water epically when its hot you just need to keep shocking it a little bit more and just keep putting the normal chemicals, and you need to go get some algaecide for it and put plenty of that in it. It should start to die you will need to do this everyday for a couple of weeks or so. It as it dies just push the dead algae you can tell cas it will just settle on the bottom of the pool u will just need to push it to the filter and the filter should suck it up. Dont worry happened to me not to long ago.
randy

London, KY

#3 Aug 3, 2012
pour some bleach in it or get some chlorine tablets
sunshine

Winchester, KY

#4 Aug 3, 2012
go get a packet of yellow mustard at the pool supply.

“*Supah Stah*”

Since: Mar 12

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#5 Aug 5, 2012
they sell liquid for algae, too. should have it at walmart by the shock stuff. they have shock that has algae treatment in it, too, but it's a little higher. cheaper to buy a bottle of the algae remover.
Seriously

Corbin, KY

#6 Aug 5, 2012
No point n treating until the rain is over
miss it

Paris, KY

#7 Aug 5, 2012
Bleach will eat the liner up!
justasking

Lexington, KY

#8 Aug 6, 2012
justasking

Lexington, KY

#9 Aug 6, 2012
sneaky

Somerset, KY

#10 Aug 6, 2012
how many times can I sneak over there n pee in ur pool without getting caught
pool whisperer

London, KY

#11 Aug 6, 2012
1st you have to get the chlorine up to 15 ppm you have to reach the break point for the chlorine to start oxidizing and sanitizing ,try using liquid pool shock around 4.97 /gallon at kmart. One gallon per 10,000 gallons, remember to wear old clothes you will get bleach on them no matter how careful you are. Main key to getting the pool back on it't feet be sure to brush the pool several times while chlorine is being added. Algae consist of several layers and brushing will gets the chlorine to the mother cell, Algae also doesn't "colorize until it starts maturing and by then it can be all over the pool, Algaecide is basically useless after algae is established, save your 22.95 for balancing the pool after you get it clear
girl

Middlesboro, KY

#12 Aug 7, 2012
algaecide
just me

London, KY

#13 Aug 8, 2012
Take a sample of your water to the pool supply place on 25 down by South Laurel High School and they will run a test on it and tell you what you need their prices are not that high have used them for 4 years and are very pleased with their service.
dave

Murray, KY

#14 Aug 8, 2012
help wrote:
I've had my pool for about three months and just recently the water in it turned a cloudy green color. I've tried shocking but this don't help. Can someone tell me how to make the water clear again?
at least 5 bags of shock let it run it will start to be clear in about 6 hours.
Helpful pool owner

London, KY

#15 Aug 10, 2012
just me wrote:
Take a sample of your water to the pool supply place on 25 down by South Laurel High School and they will run a test on it and tell you what you need their prices are not that high have used them for 4 years and are very pleased with their service.
This is the best solution for fixing a sick pool . We tried for days to get our pool back in shape and finally took a sample to the pool place on 25 , they sold us exactly the amout of chem. to clear the pool and within a day we were back in business . We spent more trying to fix the problem than if we had went there in the first place.
help

Dexter, MO

#16 Aug 11, 2012
My pool is looking good again now. This is what I did to clear it up....I started by brushing it and that's something that I never did do before then I used one bag of shock with the algae killer in it and some algaecide. After two or three days it started to clear again. Thank you guys for your comments!!!

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