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What a bummer, but it goes to demonstrate that pools and trees are not good companions. I once met a man who had over 20 pine trees in his back yard and loved them to death, he even built his new pool around all the trees, a move he later regretted big time. Needless to say he had all the trees taken down. Just some food for thought. What you do to clear the problem depends on what type of pool you have and how bad the algae is. If your pool is a concrete pool you may not want to drain your pool depending on your situation. You did not indicate what type you have, concrete, fiberglass or vinyl. Regardless of the type of pool you have, if you drain it and the there is a high water table then you will have serious problems with the pool. DO NOT DRAIN THE POOL UNTIL YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR GROUND WATER SITUATION IS. If you have a concrete pool with a pitted surface and you know your ground water situation is good then I would recommend that you drain and acid wash the pool to remove the algae. IF YOU DRAIN THE POOL TO ACID WASH IT YOU MUST PUT A PUMP ON THE HYDROSTATIC RELIEF VALVE TO PROTECT THE POOL FROM POPPING OUT OF THE GROUND IN THE EVENT OF SOME SUDDEN GROUND WATER SWELLING (RAIN OR FLOOD). Even doing that will not guarantee that the pool cannot float out of the ground at any moment so it is imperative that you drain and refill the pool as quickly as possible. The less time empty the less chance of damage to the pool. If you decide to acid wash that is a whole different issue and you will need to neutralize the acid discharge before you pump it out of the pool, otherwise the acid my damage plant and wildlife, not to mention what the EPA or state environmental departments may have to say. If you have a fiberglass or vinyl liner pool DO NOT DRAIN THE POOL. These pools have a smooth surface that is easily cleaned. Here are the basic steps you want to follow in cleaning your pool. 1-If you have leaves or large debris on the bottom of the pool remove them with either a leaf rake or a leaf bagger that attaches to a garden hose. 2-Brush the walls of the pool. 3-Vacuum the pool to waste (if possible). Some pool equipment does not have this option. I that case I would recommend a second pool pump that would allow you to discharge the water out of the pool without going through the filter system. Be aware some cities or counties will not allow you to do this so inquire from you local government if it is allowed. 4-Refill the pool to the proper level for circulation of the filter system. 5-Start the filter system. If you have a sand filter have the valve in the filter position and run the pump 24/7 only backwashing the filter if the pressure goes up 5 lbs over the normal or clean pressure. If you have a D.E. filter and you have a valve that allows you to bypass the filter then put the valve in the recalculate position and start the pump run the pump 24/7. If you have a cartridge filter, oh boy, get ready for a lot of filter cleanings, and clean the filter when the pressure goes up 5 lbs over the normal pressure and run the pump 24/7. 6-Shock the heck out of the pool. This if for people using a chlorine tablet or salt generation system any other type of system you will have to reply to this posting and ask the specific question of what to do next after you tell me what type of sanitizer you are using. At this point you will want to use 3 lbs of Calcium Hypochorite per 10,000 gallons of pool water. This should turn the pool a lighter shade of green. 7-The next day take a water sample to your local pool store and have the water analyzed to continue the process. If you are using a D.E. filter do not put the multiport valve back in the filter position until the pool is no longer green but just cloudy. When you put the valve back in the filter position on the D.E. filter you will have to charge the filter with D.E. powder. How much? Depends on the size of your filter, follow the dosage recommendation in the owners manual or on the side of the filter. It should take about 3-5 days to clear a pool from dark green. If it is taking longer then there may be a problem with the water chemistry or with the filter system. A water sample to your local pool store is always a good idea. Good luck, I know it does not seem as though the pool will ever be clear and blue again but it will I have seen it thousands of times with a little care and effort it will be right as rain (whatever that means).

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Why does Pool turn green after rain?

The rain is picking up pollen out of the air and it's feeding the algae. Shock it and double up on the chlorine after a rain. At least until the pollen count goes down.

How do you get pollen out of bottom of pool?

slurp it up

What does a pool cleaning contract cost?

that depends on the size and location of the pool another clear conceptz is how green the pool is? and how many hours of pool cleanning will it take?

How do you get the green out of your pool?

By killing the green algae with an algaecide available at your pool shop.

How do you get green out of a swimming pool?

Depends how much green is in it and what kind of pool: Mobile pool with little green in it on the floor and sides- jump in and scrub it or drain it and then scrub it. Ground pool with little green on the floor and sides- same answer. Mobile pool with lots of green in it-drain it pick out the algae throw that away then scrub throughly Ground pool with lots of green in it- same answer.

Your pool is clear but yellow looking?

Might be pollen from nearby trees.

How many pounds of alkaline go into a 24 by 52 round pool?


How do you get green out of pool?

There are a couple of ways to get green algae out of a pool. One way is to use chlorine.

How long does green hair last from swimming in a pool?

Not aware that a swimming pool had green hair.

Pool sand filter is making your pool green?

The sand filter wont make a pool green this happens a s a result of algae.

Why is your pool green when you have cleaned it?

Your pool turns green when the Ph levels are not balanced and algae begins to grow.

how many pounds of salt do you add to a 12000 gallon swimming pool?

Creating a salt water pool is a great way to reduce the need for chlorine treatments. For a 12,000 gallon swimming pool, one would need to add about 300 pounds of salt.

How do you fix a green salt water pool?

To fix a green salt water pool, add chlorine. Users can also add algae prevention chemicals to keep the pool from turning green.

What color do you have to paint your pool for the water to be green?


Your pool has a green look to it?

My pool looks fine, thanks.

Salt water pool green?

Algae buildup will cause a salt water pool to turn green. A clogged filter will allow the algae to buildup in the pool.

Can not get green off of pool walls?

Drain your pool, then scrub the walls and floor with pool cleaner.

Your pool filter is blowing green back in to pool?

Change your filter

How do you get the green blue water clear in a swimming pool?

You have to get the metal out of your pool.

Why is your pool green with no sign of algae?

Trees above reflecting the pool.

How do you get the green out of your hair from the pool?

Don't green hair is cool

Where is the green feather from a green animal on panfu?

its at the pool or the lake

Why does your pool turn green now that you switched from baquacil to chlorine?

The only reason the pool would turn green would be if the Baquacil is not entirely out of the pool and it reacts with the Chlorine.

Can you get sick swimming in a green pool?

The color of the pool is no problem at all. If the water is green, who in his right mind would jump in?

Why is my pool bright green?

Its either green algae, or you have some reaction happening possibly with a copper based pool chemical.