What do I do with a green pool on a fixed income?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 07, 2017
    Use algicide for kill the algae,kill the filter running,vacuum,use baking soda to correct the ph
  • Gigi Gigi on Oct 07, 2017
    Use regular ( cheapest) bleach
  • Susan Bradley Damm Susan Bradley Damm on Nov 08, 2017
    My mother always put a couple gallons of bleach in the pool... we had a huge oval pool. Hope that helps.. and I hope you get it straightened out.
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 08, 2017
    Liquid or powder bleach is the answer to shock your pool. If it is too far gone, somebody will need to open the valves and let the water drain out. If you can’t maintain the pool, it is better to have a dry pool than a pool for possibly deadly mosquitoes and other dangers. If you have a cover, cover the drained pool as securely as possible. Good luck. (By the way, if you can’t physically do the work, you probably have skills like baking apple pies that you can pay somebody with. ) 😇
  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Nov 08, 2017
    Fixed incomes and swimming pools are not a good match, unfortunately - we have had three pools (including one now) and they can be expensive to maintain. First thing to do is to adjust the pH and alkalinity levels of the water using pH Plus, pH Minus and Alkalinity Plus. The levels must be within the proper ranges or the water will never clear. Next, shock the pool using several gallons of liquid shock - it works faster than powder shock, start with 3-4 gallons and wait overnight. If no change overnight, add more. Run your filter for 24 hours and backwash 3-4 times a day. If it does not clear up after doing this in a 2-3 days - your filter and pump may not be working properly and that's a whole other post and expense. Good luck!
  • Susan Bradley Damm Susan Bradley Damm on Feb 09, 2018
    Pour bleach in it let it filter a few days...then vacuum.
  • Sharon Smith Sharon Smith on Jun 21, 2021

    You have to brush the entire pool and vacuum to waste to get out of pool not into filter! Then add algicide and shock refill pool to proper level , and run pool for 48 hours nonstop. Recheck chemicals and done. I do pool service as a job

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