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We have green water...so green you would not be able to find Kermit the frog. We have spoken to our pool supply store. They recommended that we shock the pool. We have done this 3 times. We have vacuumed and brushed the pool and we still can not clear the green water. The pool store is now saying it might be our sand filter. The sand is about 2 years old. I removed the filter head and inspected the filter head and it seems to be working fine. I drained the water from the sand filter and inspected the tube that is connected to the tree. There is no sand in that location. I feel the fingers on the tree are fine. What do you suggest?

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You must shock with liquid shock along with a strong algeicide make sure you are backwashing every hour or two

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How do I get rid of frogs in swimming pool


Shock and more chlorine. Frogs don't like chlorine. We have many here in Florida, and I rarely get them in my pool. Dump a couple gallons of liquid chlorine in to shock, then just keep your tablets in a floater or skimmer basket and check chlorine level often.

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Itseems that the water in my pool turned green I put the saltwater chlorinator on for one hour and it started flashing 93, which means normal But it seemed to green in only 2 days


There are 3 keys to a clean pool filttration, chemistry and circulation. I assume the filtration and circulation is ok and it sounds like you might have a chemistry issue. It is best to use a vinyl safe shock to initially bring the chlorine level up to about 10 ppm. In order to keep as much of that chlorine in the pool as possible another chemical, stablizer needs to be to a level of between 20 and 50 ppm. If you don't have enough stablizer then the sun causes a reaction in the water that causes the chlorine to evaporate faster than the chlorinator can replenish it and the pool goes green in about 2 days. Your pool supply store should be able to help you with stablizer. I hope this helps.

Aug 10, 2011 | Intex Pool & Spa

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The water is getting cloudy and the sides of the pool are slimy


If your pool water is clowdy and slimy then it is about to turn green. What you need to do first is shock the pool to recommended dose to start killing the algae.
The most common error users make in managing a salt water pool besides not having salt in the pool has no stabilizer in it. This is a chemical that has an affinity for chlorine ions and if it is not there the chlorine can be disipated in a few hours when the sun hits it. Another name for it is Cyanuric Acid. It can be purchased in granular form at many pool supply stores or in a liquid form at Leslies. In order to get your pool blue you need to have the chemistry checked at a pool store or with a test kit (either liquid or strips). Don't buy everything a pool supply tells you to buy but start out with vinyl safe shock, stabilizer and salt. The pool store should be able to help you determine the dose. The following is what I would do:
1. Make sure salt is at the recommended concentration.
2. Shock the pool to recommended dose to start killing the algae.
3. Place the recomended dose of stabilizer in the pool.
4. Make sure pump and filter are working properly.
5. Check the pool chemistry on a daily basis until it is ready for swimming.
6. Check the chemistry on a weekly basis and clean the pool and equipment according to the pool instructions.

Smile, you are a pool manager.

Jul 05, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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My water turned green after I boosted it with my salt water system


The most common error besides not having salt in the pool is not having the right amount stabilizer in it. This is a chemical that has an affinity for chlorine ions and if it is not there the chlorine can be disipated in a few hours when the sun hits it. Another name for it is Cyanuric Acid. It can be purchased in granular form at many pool supply stores or in a liquid form at Leslies. In order to get your pool blue you need to have the chemistry checked at a pool store or with a test kit (either liquid or strips). Don't buy everything a pool supply tells you to buy but start out with vinyl safe shock, stabilizer and salt. The pool store should be able to help you determine the dose. The following is what I would do:
1. Make sure salt is at the recommended concentration.
2. Shock the pool to recommended dose to start killing the algae.
3. Place the recomended dose of stabilizer in the pool.
4. Make sure pump and filter are working properly.
5. Check the pool chemistry on a daily basis until it is ready for swimming.
6. Check the chemistry on a weekly basis and clean the pool and equipment according to the pool instructions.

Smile, you are a pool manager.
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Jul 05, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have a 24x52 pool added 310# of salt . Have several times read high salt emptied some water, added and have good readings. Then a few days later will get a high salt reading again. i keep repeating the...


For starters I would bring a sample of your water to a pool store and they usually test it for free. They will then make recommendations. Be certain that everything you add to a pool is necessary based on the test results. If you are draining or partially draing the pool then sometimes chemicals recommended by the pool supply store will not be necessary. The following is what I would do to keep a pool blue:
1. Make sure salt is at the recommended concentration.
2. Only shock the pool to if the chloring level has droped below about 2 ppm.
3. Place the recomended dose of stabilizer in the pool.
4. Make sure pump and filter are working properly.
5. Check the pool chemistry on a daily basis for about a week to. I recommend test strips that at least measure chlorine, Ph and stabilizer.
6. Check the chemistry on a weekly basis and clean the pool and equipment according to the pool instructions.

Smile, you are a pool manager.

Jul 05, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I own a saltwater system for my above the ground pool i am having trouble with the water turning green can you use other chemicals with this salt water system.if not wat can i do to solve this problem


Is the water turning green because of metal or because of growth? Is your salt water system making chlorine? If you are not making chlorine ... well that may be why you are green., On the other hand, if you have metal in the water and you ARE making chlorine, that is why you are green.

Please have your water tested for metal and if present, use the sequestering agent recommended by your professional pool supplier, to remove the metal.

A problem with the salt water system is the chlorine you make from the salt is not protected by cyanuric acid AKA stabilizer. I recommend you get your chlorine up to about 20 ppm (shock mode) using the kind of chlorine recommended (is compatable with the chlorine you are making) by your pool supply professional. Add enough cyanuric acid to achieve at least 60 ppm.

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Jul 04, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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The water in the electrolytic cell is green? Do I need to clean it?


I assume from your comment about having green water in you electrolytic cell that maybe you don't have it connected to a pool yet or the pool water is green also. Anyway, if you are just starting your system and there is green water in the electrolyic cell then pore it out and when you place it into operation the pool water will clean it out. If the electrolyic cell is working the most overlooked cause for green water besides not having salt in the pool is it has no stabilizer in it. This is a chemical that has an affinity for chlorine ions and if it is not there the chlorine can be disipated in a few hours when the sun hits it. Another name for it is Cyanuric Acid. It can be purchased in granular form at many pool supply stores or in a liquid form at Leslies. In order to get your pool blue you need to have the chemistry checked at a pool store or with a test kit (either liquid or strips). Don't buy everything a pool supply tells you to buy but start out with chemistry test strips, vinyl safe shock, stabilizer and salt. The pool store should be able to help you determine the dose. The following is what I would do:
1. Make sure salt is at the recommended concentration.
2. Shock the pool to recommended dose to start killing the algae.
3. Place the recomended dose of stabilizer in the pool.
4. Make sure pump and filter are working properly.

5. Check the pool chemistry on a daily basis until it is ready for swimming (or for at least 1 week).
6. Check the chemistry on a weekly basis and clean the pool and equipment according to the pool instructions.

Smile, you are a pool manager.

Jul 04, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I have a 15 ft by 48 inch intex pool and i just


The most obvious thing besides not having salt in the pool has no stabilizer in it. This is a chemical that has an affinity for chlorine ions and if it is not there the chlorine can be disipated in a few hours when the sun hits it. Another name for it is Cyanuric Acid. It can be purchased in granular form at many pool supply stores or in a liquid form at Leslies. In order to get your pool blue you need to have the chemistry checked at a pool store or with a test kit (either liquid or strips). Don't buy everything a pool supply tells you to buy but start out with vinyl safe shock, stabilizer and salt. The pool store should be able to help you determine the dose. The following is what I would do:
1. Make sure salt is at the recommended concentration.
2. Shock the pool to recommended dose to start killing the algae.
3. Place the recomended dose of stabilizer in the pool.
4. Make sure pump and filter are working properly.
5. Check the pool chemistry on a daily basis until it is ready for swimming.
6. Check the chemistry on a weekly basis and clean the pool and equipment according to the pool instructions.

Smile, you are a pool manager.

Aug 10, 2009 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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test water to see if you have a free chlorine reading check ph we use 8 gallons of liquid shock with a water conditioner make sure you have vaccumed first to remove algea dont vac through pump put hose over top of pool start water flow with a wet vac at end of vac hose just turn on vac to start water flowing

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