Algae and cloudy

  • Last Post 31 July 2017
Ihneneric posted this 09 July 2017

I bought a house with a pool this spring.  The pool has been quite a headache.  

I shock my pool;

1 day later I have green scum on the floor;

I vaccum it to waste and fill my water back up.   (A lot of money wasted);

The next day I have green scum again. 


I'm at a loss.  Please help




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InyoRob posted this 10 July 2017

It sounds like the chlorine level is not being maintained at the proper level. You should have a free chlorine level in the range of 2-4 parts per million. Algae is very unlikely to grow when the proper parameters are kept. Below are few links to useful information in regards to maintaining the pool.

MichaeRadcliffe posted this 31 July 2017

Hi there, I agree that low chlorine may be the problem. You must try to change the filter media like sand or catridges. Apart from this, check the phosphaste level of your pool and treat it with phosphaste removal chemical. Try to add supplemental sanitizer.

InyoRob posted this 31 July 2017

Great tip on the phosphates, Michael. Thank you for the feedback.