We have done everything to our pool I’m ready to give up with it we have done everything that the pool store says and nothing is clearing up
We have done everything to our pool I’m ready to give up with it we have done everything that the pool store says and nothing is clearing up. It’s about 4,000gals from what I can find on line it’s the biggest one you can get at Walmart. Do you all have any ideas before I drain it and just start over.
sonya: Following!! Mine is the same way. No matter I do it doesn’t get better. When I did the water out with a clear glass, the water is Crystal clear, but the pool looks green.
bruce: If your pH got that much over 8 you likely dropped a lot of calcium out of solution coagulant and filtration non stop will clear it up in a day or two.
leanne: I never turn my pump off.
gri: Run the filter non stop and backwash.
mary: Take your water to a pool store. The Clorox app is the absolute worst thing you could have ever trusted!. I know it’s a pain to keep taking samples up but the Clorox app is the most untrustworthy thing out there! You can literally test the water twice and takes pictures of both strips and get 2 different results. Also adding that if your lighting is too dark sun too bright it will also give you false readings.
amb: Thissss! And you really need to know your gallons… how do you know how much product if you dont know gallons?.. the biggest pool at Walmart I imagine is a 24 round which is 13k gallons …. measure the pool through the centerline… I agree on the Clorox app.. it’s not reliable. For an example… a woman came to store one day and asked for 45lbs of stabilizer bc the Clorox app suggested it… I’m glad she didnt go to Walmart n just buy it, BC they wouldn’t have noticed the problem.
mary: mine told me I needed 37lbs of calcium! I knew better even being really inexperienced!.
glen: Change your technique. Forget the Clorox app. Pour a nice beverage and study troublefreepool.com
yavo: Yes too much stablizer. I’ll post some pictures from our pool 2 weeks ago with a stablizer of over 100. We drained 1/3 of our pool and refilled with the pump running, backwashing twice a day, and doing a slam treatment we brought it back to blue in 4 days.
Before drain and slam
Day 3 almost clear. I haven’t gotten a picture since it’s been clear but it’s almost fixed in this one.
kimber: My pool looked like that last year and nothing worked. I used the floc pictured below. Follow the directions and everything sunk to the bottom and I vacuumed to waste. Pool was crystal clear.
chat: Floc is the way to go. Just went threw this flocked couple days ago swimming today. Perfect readings.
vero: Muratic acid to bring down that ph and alk.
kirsten: We did drop out from the pool place and within 24 hours everything was at the bottom when ours looked like this. We manually vacuumed to waste three times to suck it all up and it’s crystal clear now.
chris: That app and the strips are horrible! Thats what i was using and everything was opposite of what the pool store told us.
alli: One week of me babysitting (scrubbing,dipping and backwashing daily)! I will add, you also have to get everything out of it. If it’s full of leaves, it’s going to take even longer.
rob: Read pool school on troublefreepool use slam method till pass overnight free chlorine loss test I use liquid chlorine about 1. Gallon a day to maintain. But if green you need to bring it up to shock level for your cya. I keep mine at 30ppm. You probably don’t need a $200 test kit. Just take a water sample to pool store and use 7-way test strips for daily.