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Algacide? The pool store keeps saying that I should not put algacide in my pool with the shock. This is for the green pool. I've shocked 3x and still ever so green. CONFUSED

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I think he meant not to MIX them. Don't put them in together.

If your water is still green, it definitely needs algaecide. Be sure you get the bottle that says it will KILL algae, not the preventative. (only difference is the concentration of the product.....preventative is diluted more).

After adding the algaecide you will have cloudy water looking like very very tiny white things floating in your water. Buy a bottle of clarifier to help solve this issue. It will allow the 'dead algae' white stuff to clump together and be vacuumed up. Water will be clean and clear in no time!

Hope this helps. Good luck!

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