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Cleaning Green Merky Swimming Pool Water

Swimming Pool Cleaning and ServiceOne you need to shock the swimming pool with chlorine. We recommend getting granular chlorine (normally about $6 for 2lbs) and mixing it with clean water. It is a little cheaper than buying liquid shock. Put 2 tablespoons of glandular to one gallon of water and dissolve it and mix it. Spread around the pool, then run the swimming pool filter for 48 hours. If algae is present, use a copper algaecide to rid the swimming pool of the growth before shocking.

Over chlorination will not cause algae growth. Have the pool tested for phosphates. In many cases, this causes repeated algae growth. Then triple shock with 3L liquid chlorine per 10000L pool water. You have to add enough chlorine to kill all the algae and leave a bit of chlorine left over. Once the dead algae settles to the bottom, vacuum to rid the swimming pool of waste.

Very heavily shock the pool, depending on how many gallons your pool is, preferably using a good amount of liquid chlorine. Do that every other day until the algae is gone. Clean your filter at least twice a day if using a cartridge filter and backwash once a day if using a D.E. filter.
You can also re-filter the pool or have a swimming pool professional clean the swimming pool.

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Having an in-ground pool can provide many hours of enjoyment for your friends and family, and it can add to the beauty of your home as well. Buying one is also a major investment, and before you go ahead with the construction, you will want to determine which type fits your budget, your locale, and your landscape. Here are your three main choices:

? Fiberglass in-ground pools are constructed from fiberglass-reinforced plastic that is molded into the shape of a basin, and since they are pre-finished and pre-formed, they also come ready to install. Their smooth surface prevents algae from clinging to them, decreases the need for chemicals to keep the pool clean, and simplifies its maintenance. The builder you consult can provide various options that will fit both your taste and your back yard.

? Vinyl-lined in-ground pools are less labor intensive than concrete pools, and in certain parts of the country, they are less expensive as well. They are available in a wide range of colors and linear patterns, including tile motifs, and they can definitely enhance your surroundings. To install the pool, the builder will dig a hole and assemble a plastic, wood, or metal frame around the perimeter, lay sand along the bottom, and secure the vinyl lining to the wall of the structure. Because they are much less expensive than other in-ground types, these pools are also not as durable, and the liner generally needs to be replaced in 10 years.

? Concrete in-ground pools usually cost less than the fiberglass type, but they are also more expensive than the vinyl variety, and the installation can be a 12-week procedure. Once the hole is made and plumbing is installed, the framework is added, and the concrete is poured and smoothed. It may take a week or longer to settle, and plaster, paint, or pebbles can be added as a final touch.

If you choose this type, you can be very flexible with the design of your pool because customizing the fiberglass and vinyl types is expensive, and this can be done easily. A concrete pool will probably not require as much maintenance as a vinyl one would, and it is also more durable and can withstand various climate changes and “small ground movements.” It will also enable you to complement the surrounding landscape, and add to its aesthetic value and the beauty of your home.

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mrmarmot asked:

I have a 22,000 gallon in ground fiberglass pool. I havent had this problem in prior years. The latest readings (after several rounds of shock including 10 bags 4 days ago) are as follows:

CYA – 150
Total Chlorine .6
Free Chlorine 0
Ph – 7.2
Adj Total Alkalinity 179
Total hardness – 278
No algae

Even after adding 10 bags of high chlorine (over 60%) shock the reading was only 6 for chlorine and it dropped to 1.0 the next day. Usually it would remain high for days in years past.

I dont have chlorine lock and I’ve done the OTO test so its not a reagent bonding issue. I also took a cup of the water and added some chlorine to it and then it does test high so not being blocked. I did the dilution test and know that its not an issue of over chlorination.

The only new thing this year is xialite replacing the sand in the filter.Any suggestions before we try draining the pool? We’ve gone through more chlorine and shock in one month than we even come close to in a seaso