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How do you get green out of pool water have shocked it a lot?


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June 01, 2009 3:20AM

How much is a lot? We had put about 30 pounds of shock and were getting nowhere. We added algaecide with copper (HAS to have the copper). Let that run for several hours then added 5 pounds of shock. We let that run for several hours, added another five pounds of shock. By that time we were finally getting a chlorine reading. The next morning we added another five pounds of shock and finally got a "white" pool. Then we had to put in flock out to drop the stuff to the bottom. After all that we had to vacuum to waste to get rid of that much stuff. Pretty tough and expensive task. We are adding a salt chlorinator next weekend.