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Gina0413 posted this 21 July 2017

We just had replace our Pentair pump and our pool turned green. My husband over shocked the pool because it turned really green. Once he put the shock in our pool turned white and cloudy. It's been about 12 hours and it's still the same. How can we fix this?  We can't seem to regulate our water to be able to swim. We are houston so it's a million degrees here so that doesn't help. 

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InyoRob posted this 21 July 2017

Hello Gina - Killing the algae caused the pool to turn white and cloudy. This is a normal reaction. You can use a water clarifier to help clear it up quicker.

Gina0413 posted this 21 July 2017

Great. Thank you!  We've done this before and it's never done that. Made me a little nervous. I appreciate your help. 

InyoRob posted this 21 July 2017

You're welcome. Good luck!

Gina0413 posted this 21 July 2017

Ok I just left Leslie's with the clarifier. They said the clarifier will do no good if I have to much shock. My free chlorine is high so she said it would cancel it out. Do I need to wait until the chlorine is down before I put this in?  The person said I've probably damaged my pool since it's an above ground and my husband put 8 bags of shock in. 😳  They sold me clear aid clearify

InyoRob posted this 21 July 2017

The shock only brings the chlorine up high for about 24 hours. After that, you can add the clarifier.

Gina0413 posted this 23 July 2017

Ok we have put in the clarifier and its been 24 hours.  Our pool is very cloudy but now green.  We just cant seem to get it right.

InyoRob posted this 24 July 2017

Check out our video titled "How to Clean a Green Pool".

Gina0413 posted this 31 July 2017

Ok weve done all of this and its still cloudy.  Weve taken apart the filter as well and all is good.

InyoRob posted this 31 July 2017

What kind of filter do you have? Sand, cartridge or DE?

Gina0413 posted this 31 July 2017

Sand  Its a Pentair 

InyoRob posted this 31 July 2017

We recommend using a product called Floc & Vac to clear the pool. This product drops all of those cloudy particles to the bottom of the pool. You can then set the filter to the waste position and vacuum the bottom of the pool.

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