Intex Salt Water Swimming Pool 16x48..Shock & Green Algae

by Debbie Laffitte

Clear Up A Green Pool eBook

Can I really put shock in my saltwater pool to clear the green algae out of it? If so, do I just run the pool pump and not the saltwater pump? HELP!!!!

I have scrubbed the whole pool and vacuumed very very good. Keeping the filter cleaned out every two hours and it is still not clearing up any.

Thanks for your question Debbie

Yes, you can shock your saltwater pool with regular pool chlorine...just remember to turn off the chlorine generator/cell and only run the pool filter.

Salt Water Swimming Pools

You want to bring the chlorine up to a minimum of 10Xs. This is called "super-chlorination" or "break-point chlorination", but it's all the same thing...shock your pool.

Swimming Pool Shock

Get a Taylor Reagent FAS-DPD K-2006 pool water test kit. It's the best on the market.

Water Testing Kit

You can also go here to learn the best way to clear up your swimming pool algae and lots of good info. on the bottom of the page from other pool owners:

Remove Swimming Pool Algae

If you have a sand filter, it's best to backwash once per day. A sand filter needs a little bit of pressure to filter well. With cartridge filters, you can clean them twice per day while the green pool water is being cleared up.

Clearing up swimming pool algae does take time and patience, but it is something you can win.

Once the pool water has cleared, be sure to keep your chlorine level between 1.5ppm - 3.5ppm and the cyanuric acid (CYA) between 20ppm - 40ppm. The FAS-DPD pool water kit has instructions on how to test for both.

Good luck and have a great Summer


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