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5 days ago the water in my pool went green. I have tried everything, I have adjusted the ph level and clorine, I have added copper sulphate, and anti algae. I have also tried a shock treatment, and have had the pump on for hours everyday. I have also changed and cleaned filter every 4 hours, please help

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You may have an underlying problem like phosphates or damage filter cartridges. Have the water tested for phosphates and inspect the filter cartridge(s) for any damage around the ends where it makes the seal to the filter body. Stay away from copper sulfate as this can lead to staining. Try using a polyquat60 type of algaecide or a colloidal silver type. Algae particles are microscopic, if the water turned green and not just the walls, chances are you may have to drain it and start again. There are some products like fiberclear that can increase the filter efficiency temporarily to help clear it up. You should be able to find it at your local pool supply store.

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