A Pool Story: Green to Clean

A story that starts between a rock and a hard place that starts in a greener pasture but leads to a tranquil blue.

Step 1: The Discovery

I was asked by a friend to care for his pool as he was visiting relatives. Upon my arrival, this is what I found. The cleaning machine had sucked up a rock which made the device quit cleaning the pool.

Step 2: The First Attempt

I brushed the sides and floor of the pool to break the algae up so that the cleaning machine could do its job.

Step 3: Too Late for the Machine to Work Properly

The cleaning machine attempted to do its job but the algae was so bad that it took over the pool

Step 4: Greener Than Grass

The pool had become so green that the grass was jealous.

Step 5: Pool Medication Step 1

After testing the pool water, I was began the cure process. I used a product that was called Clear Blue.

1. Unplug cleaning machine, Back Wash & Rinse. (Keep cleaning machine unplugged, up to the end
of the process).

2. Clear Blue - Add to the weir and let the pump run on circulate / bypass for 2 hours

Step 6: Settled Algae

3. Switch off pump for at least 12 hours.

4. Vacuum everything that dropped to the bottom out to waste.

Step 7: Pool Medication: Step 2

5. Topup the water level.

6. Add the Black Out & Peroxide at the weir.
7. Leave the pump to run for 12-24 Hours.

WAY COOL stuff happens now.... watch how the circulated water swirls a bubbly milkiness

Step 8: Pool Medication: Step 3

8. The green should be gone, if it is still milky at this time, add a

clarifier.

Step 9: Green Be Gone... Hello Crystal Clear Pool

9. Once the milky / cloudyness is gone, the cleaning machine can be re-introduced to the pool.

Gotta say that I hope this NEVER happens to a pool I was entrusted to watch while the owners are enjoying their family time!!

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    tonioni

    11 months ago

    Nice job !

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    buck2217

    11 months ago

    We had the same issues when we had our first pool (10 years now!) Great advice and once you get it settled all is good.

    Great advice, I should have noted it down myself when we had it

    Enjoy your pool!

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    seamster

    11 months ago

    What a lovely color of green that was! ;)

    Nice to see the transformation back to clear and clean. Thanks for sharing the process!