Asked on Oct 7, 2017

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

Susan Bradley DammCindy HagemannJewellmartin


7 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Use algicide for kill the algae,kill the filter running,vacuum,use baking soda to correct the ph
  • Gigi
    on Oct 7, 2017

    Use regular ( cheapest) bleach
  • Susan Bradley Damm
    on Nov 8, 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
    on Nov 9, 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
    on Nov 9, 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
    on Feb 9, 2018

    Pour bleach in it let it filter a few days...then vacuum.
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