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Green pool

I have shocked my pool 3 times & have used algaecide & my pool is still green. No change in it. I have used 2 large containers of Dazzle super shock & one bottle of algaecide. I am ready to fill it in it is so frustrating.
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  • Hello Brenda,

    First I am sorry to hear your pool has a difficult algae problem. It's been a very strange spring and most folks opened their pools much later than usual and that's caused heaps of algae problems for the industry.

    If you'd like, email me your phone number and I will buzz you tomorrow. In the interim, couple of suggestions:

    1. If the pH is not down onnthe 7.2 to 7.4' bring it down... Algae raises pH making it hard for the shocks to be effective against them.

    2. Make sure the filter is working well, if you have not backwashed in the last week, do so.

    3. It is not unusual for difficult algae problems to require a second treatment, our dealer would have recommended Ultra Shock in combination with Algae Clear 60, (it's the algae killer)' retreat the pool with both.

    4. If you wish to speed up the kill and clarification, I'd recommend adding Clear Rebound 30 minutes after the Algae Clear 60.

    5. A BIG help is physically brushing the walls and the bottom of the pool.

    There are two stages in clearing a pool of algae, killing the algae ...the pool will go from green to blue and cloudy, then filtering out all the dead algae... Can take a couple of days.

    There is no such thing as a "little" algae problem ... Before the human eye can detect algae in a pool there will be in excess of 20'000 algae spores in every ounce of pool water... So it can be a challenge.

    Hope this helps and once again, I am sorry that we have not got the pool cleared yet. I also am assuming that you have had your water balanced.

    Thanks.
    Dennis Gray
    905 475 1555 x100
    Cell 416 705 3823
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  • Hi Brenda, I have not heard back from you and wanted to follow up to see if we can help you with your pool, please feel free to call me - 416-705-3823 on my mobile if we can be of more help. Hopefully the tips I shared on Sunday will be of assistance. Looks like a good weekend coming up, want to get that pool back in shape.

    Kind Regards,

    Dennis Gray
    President
    Backyard Brands Inc.
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