Question about Intex Automatic Salt Water System for Above Ground Saltwater Pool
There really is an "easy" answer to this question. If it is just a tint
of green, shock your pool and run the filter for 24 hours. You are
starting to get an algae buildup. Go to your pool store and get some
chemical to add to the water to prevent algae. I had the same problem
two years ago. Since then I have treated the water every week with
PhosFree. This is what the algae feeds on. It works when used regularly.
Catch the growth NOW. Algae spreads very fast!!!!
Water clarity depends on three things.
1/ Proper water chemistry: Ph 7.2 -7.6, Cl 1.5 -3.0 and Ta 80-120. If one of these is off, your pool will go green or cloudy. Fix it and there's no issue. You don't mention what your readings are nor pool volume so I can't help there.
2/ Filtration: Clean the filter at least on a weekly basis, more often when you get into an issue that you have now.
3? Keep the pool itself clean. Vac it. Stuff lying on the bottom eats up your chlorine reserves in the water. It costs you money.
That's it in a nutshell. It's easy to keep a pool crystal with a little attention in the week. You let it slide just one day and .it costs you money to fix and time. Get your chemistry dealt with now, before you cover. Once it's good go ahead and close the pool. The chemicals you toss in from a typical winterizing kit will keep the pool pristine all winter as long as your cover stays on. I'm no pool expert but i would think a pump and chlorine would fix that alternately you can drain it and clean it every few weeks. All you have to do is make sure when you cover it in the winter that it covers securly and also I had an above ground pool and it had a filter if yours doesn't then maybe buy one or get a new pool that does and I wish you the best of luck Chlorine is the fix. Vacuum first and then purchase shock. Its a chlorine treatment for the pool. sounds like you may have algea growing in there. I would drain it & clean the liner or possibly using chlorine may get rid of it. you will have to drain it and clean it, put plenty of chemicals in the water, there is no guarantee that it won't turn green, but, you are going to have to clean it before next year anyway. Keep it completely covered. Otherwise have you considered salt water in the pool, far less maintenance and generally easier to stay clean. Our pool always goes green if it hasnt been covered up. Also if it is green and you do swim in it, the water soon clears up. Try it. You've got algae. Get some algicide as quick as you can off the internet (poolstore.com in the UK is good if you are from the UK!). You need loads though, more than you think. Then overwinter as usual. I hope this helps xx clean that mother f*$ker up First purchase a chlorine testing kit and some algecide. You can probably get both really cheap at a pool and spa store.
1. Backwash your filter (depending on the type of filter you have, you may need to add diatomasious earth, a white powder)
2. Use the testing kit to check your chlorine and PH levels. Make sure you keep the water at the appropriate level.
3. Read the directions on the algecide bottle and add the appropriate ammount.
Run you filter for 48 hours and your water should clear up. If it doesn't completly clear up (or if it is reallly Green) vaccum the pool after the 48 hours and add more algecide. empty it now and leave it like that through the winter but give it a good clean before covering down First depending on size clean pool with vac .15000 Gal pool will require 2 1/8 pounds of shock or about 18 oz. You use chlorine tablets large put about 4 into the skimmer. Never put chemicals into bottom of pool .Will damage liner or discolor.Run pump for several days .Water should start to clear. You can add a couple of chlorine tablet few day later if water still cloudy. After clearing water go get a winter kit they cost about 20 to 30 dollars. follow directions . you should be OK and then cover.If you are were it freezes make sure you drain water down below skimmer and drain filter and hose`s..Buy a test kit to test water if your not sure chlorine content.Pool supply should be able to give you a closing instruction sheet on how to its just lack od oxygen. replace the water and fit a pump
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