What do you do if your pool turned dark green and the pool place had you dump 3 gallons of baquacil shock and 1 quart of algacide in it but 3 days later and after lot of vaccuuming it did not clear?
If pool has a sand filter then you may need to do some heavy backflushing or possible put new sand in it. Also, be sure pump is working correctly! Answer If the pool is green due to algae, the best product to use would be the Baquacil Performance Algaecide. It is the strongest algaecide. The normal maintence algaecide is not designed to kill algae only prevent. Oxidixer should be added after the algae is killed because the algae will override it. If your pool was regularly paintained with chlorine and not Baquacil then the pool store did you a disservice in switching you over to the Baquacil. You should return to the store to get further instructions after stating what you did or did not do prior to adding the Baquacil, what you did after adding the store product including the history of the pool, bather load, run time of the pump or anything that will give the store a direction in which to take. Obviously something is wrong. It could be your filtration system is not adequate for the pool size or bather load. Then of oucrse there is the neglect factor prior to the pool turning on you. re shock your pool with chlorine follow up by using Flock run pool filter on by pass or if you have a filter that does not use sand or earth just a disposable filter remove the filter, for 12 hours then let shut off and let settle for 6 to 8 hours. You will find a cloud in the center of the pool. keep the vacuum above the cloud do not move fast let the cloud be sucked up do not push around. be sure to run this water outside the pool and not through the filter.
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Best thing to do is drain in, scrub it, and then refil.. I have done the same and time-wise...its a waste. Not to mention all the $$$ in chemicals used. Its best to just pay …the water bill.. Answer . Dump in a 15 pound bucket of pool conditioner (I used EZ Clor) and your pool will stay clear and hardly need any chlorine for the entire season.. Answer . We add stabilizer 2 times a season to help stop the chlorine from evaporating.. Answer . That first answer was from someone who is clueless. First, check your alkalinity. If too low (80 or less) than any shock you put in the water will not work and your throwing your money away. Add baking soda (from Sam's $5.50 15 lb) accordingly and then shock it when level of alkalinity is reached. This is a tried and true lesson I learned and saves me a lot of money. If the water is real green to start, use Yellow Out and then follow the above instructions. Answ:: Water is a precious commodity - use it wisely ~ 25,000 to 40,000 gal. of water is a lot to waste. Besides, draining your pool in many cities could bring a huge fine. You have to be careful with what you add to your pool ~ you can not just indiscriminantly just "throw in" chemicals. There are formulas for just about everything that will go into your pool. You should follow then closely. (plaster pools)...... Firstly, if your filter is dirty, most of the chlorine you add to the pool will be used up in the dirty filter. Clean the filter first, adjust the pH, and in the case above you need to go to what is known as "break point chlorination" essentially a shock but more intensive. You need 10.0 ppm chlor. You have to overcome many things in the water to reach a point where you get a chlorine residual high enough to react to the contaminants. Run filter 24/7. At this point do not worry about your conditioner level until you have cleaned your pool and have backwashed the filter again and have really clear water. At that point return to normal cycle run time - see below. You do need to brush 2 to 4 times per day during the clean-up process to let the chlor react with the algae on the walls and floor. Concentrate on the worst green spots first. Formula for conditioner is 5# per 10K water. Goal: 50 to 80 ppm cond. Normal filtration times = 8 to 14 hrs per day. k
To many variables . water chemistry effects sanitizer level- adding water dilutes sanitizer level - rain dilutes plus puts enviromental pollution into the pool - your swim …load affects sanitizer level - your water temperature (Warm) and the Sun can burn out the sanitizer level- was the filter running was the pool crystal clear what type of filter do you have? To many variables, take a pool water sample to your nearest dealer and discuss your problem with them so they can properly diagnose your pool
Why would clear pool water turn green after adjusting the pH and alkaline and shocking it according to the pool store's directions?
You need to put an algicide in your water. If there is metal in thewater, the metal will react with the chlorine shock and turn greenor brown. Certain areas of the country hav…e naturally high levelsof metal in the groundwater, so that you will have to use achelating agent every time top off your pool.
Answer . \nuse algeacide to take out the green
If your pool water turns green after it is shocked with chlorine, it is too basic. Algae can thrive there now and it is green. Add pool acid (it may require several gallons) a…nd check the pH of the water frequently, adding more, if needed. If it gets too acidic, you can add some baking soda (which is basic) until you reach the desired pH - slightly below neutral. Neutral is pH7.0 answer : if you used well water you have metals in your pool take a test water sample to your pool dealer and have it checked for metals and he will advise what to do next
Trace amounts of copper in your water. Use a metal remover from your pool store.
If it is turning green then the it usually means algae is present. An algacide will need to be used. Wait until the chlorine has gone down . If not it will just eat the algaci…de. Green can also appear when heavy chlorine levels are present. The sun's rays will eventually dissipate the chlorine. Also check that the PH is in the right level. This can also cause wierd colors. Add pH increaser or decreaser to get it in the 7.5 range. Also stir the bottom of the pool every once in a while so that the shock disperses throughout the pool. Pools just take patience. Whatever you do wrong can be corrected. Man. I am glad I don't have a pool anymore. (too much work) Hope this helps.
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.
Try running an algaecide through the system as well as shocking it. . Algae wouldn't be the problem, it doesn't happen that quick. You have introduced chlorine too early and …have corroded the metasl. Next time, filter for 2 days without chlorine, then introduce it slowly.
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 a…dded 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.
The pool was real clear after it was filled -new pool- and then it was shocked it with liquid shock and it turned green any sugestions pool filled and shocked and turned green all in the same day?
It is chlorine reacting with the metals in your pool water.
New pool- filled with clear water looked great then shocked it and it turned green within 15 minutes-was filled and shocked on the same day?
sounds like well water - it's the shock mixing with metals in the water. it'll go away as the chemicals are brought to normal. pool places can also help.
Baquacil can be difficult to remove from the water but its not impossible. First have your baquacil sanitizer levels tested. If they are above 30g/ml or 30ppm you can either 1…. Allow the baquacil sanitizer level to naturally drop OR partially drain to dilute the sanitizer. Next you will need to lower your pH to 6.8-7.0. You will then need to add Non-Chlorine shock (Potassium Monopersulfate) at a rate of 4lbs / 10,000 gals of water. Run filter continuously for 48 hours. Test the baquacil sanitizer level. You are aiming for a level of 10ppm or below. If you have not reached that yet you must repeat the previous process with another 4lbs of Non-Chlorine shock and running your filter another 48 hours. Once you have reached your 10ppm or lower goal, you can start with the conversion process. Adjust your pH back to 7.2 - 7.6. Start shocking with liquid chlorine (Sodium Hypochlorite) (preferably in the evening). The amount to be added will vary depending on concentration. Check the directions on the box for manufacturers recommendations. Because of a likely high chlorine demand, shocking may be required for 7-10 days. Also watch for a precipitate to form. Brush the pool regularly and run filter continuously to remove. Don't allow the precipitate to settle as it may stain the pool. Once a free available chlorine residual has been formed balance the water and begin a routine chlorination schedule.
Why did my pool turned green after I shocked it the water seems clear when you put it in a cup and it isn't cloudy?
Because electricity turnes water green.
depends on the amount of chlorine and algicide you use and the weather conditions, temparature, size, HOW green etc. i myself waited about one week.