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Old 06-15-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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I should mention the pool is fiberglass. Difficult to get algae, but I did have a little bout a week ago. I shocked and it hasn't come back yet, but it seems a little cloudy now. Not real bad, just a little. I also increased the pump run time. I think that might have been why I got the algae to begin with because the chlorine levels seemed to be fine at the time.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:01 PM
 
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Older homes have bigger pools with diving wells. Mine is over 30K gallons.
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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last year i had the cloudy issue...with algae...

this year, i changed the pump and what a difference.. my shark even climbs the walls to clean... the water is so clean its unreal...
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Old 06-15-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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Did you test your CYA/stabilizer Level? It's impossible to know the correct chlorine level without it since it's ratio'd to your CYA/stabilizer level.

My first guess would be your CYA/stabilizer is through the roof and you've not got nearly enough chlorine in the water.

I'd agree that algae is starting to bloom if your water is getting cloudy. The hotter temps we've had lately promote algae growth.

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I should mention the pool is fiberglass. Difficult to get algae, but I did have a little bout a week ago. I shocked and it hasn't come back yet, but it seems a little cloudy now. Not real bad, just a little. I also increased the pump run time. I think that might have been why I got the algae to begin with because the chlorine levels seemed to be fine at the time.
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Old 06-15-2011, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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The two homes we had here with pools were nine feet at the deep end.

My neighbor has a pool spa or spa pool. It's too big to called a spa, and too small to be called a pool.

All water features in the home are a pain in the a$$ and never worth the trouble unless maybe you are Michael Phelps. Even the fountain we put in the back yard hasn't worked since the first year in the house.
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Old 06-15-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I should mention the pool is fiberglass. Difficult to get algae, but I did have a little bout a week ago. I shocked and it hasn't come back yet, but it seems a little cloudy now. Not real bad, just a little. I also increased the pump run time. I think that might have been why I got the algae to begin with because the chlorine levels seemed to be fine at the time.
water ionizer..I haven't personally used this, but have heard good comments about it:

http://www.poolwizard.net/

POOL WIZARD - no swimming pool problems
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Old 06-15-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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water ionizer..I haven't personally used this, but have heard good comments about it:
I have one. Completely useless. Wouldn't waste the money if I had it to do over again.
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