Scabies & Green Pool Water..Swimming Pool Algae!!

I just came back from vacation and found that someone with scabies was swimming in my pool.

It is a 27 foot round above ground pool. My water was green from not being tended to all week and I am treating that, and I also added 5 lbs. of shock.

Is there anything else I can do? I am still on vacation and planned on using the pool this week. Is it safe to swim in?

Thanks for the questions

Right now I would recommend you clear up your green swimming pool before going swimming. From what I know, Scabies is an infection that is transmitted from person to person through direct contact, toilet seats, clothing, towels, etc...

I'm not familiar with Scabies being transmitted through swimming pools, but you may want to contact your doctor. First get a Taylor Reagent FAS-DPD K-2006 pool water test kit. It's the best on the market.

Next, you can go to this link to find the best way to clear up your swimming pool algae:

Remove Swimming Pool Algae

Be sure you're using the right amount of shock and check your cyanuric acid (CYA)level. this is the stabilizer for your chlorine and can help reduce the pool chlorine use by up to 50%. These links can help with the above:

Adjust Your Swimming Pool Chlorine

Chlorine Tablets

To keep your pool looking its best, you can go here for a good start:

Swimming Pool Tips

Hope this help and have a great Summer


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Jan 05, 2015
Problem With Swimming Pool Green Algea
by: Marianela (California)

I have an above ground pool, 18x48" and am having trouble controlling green algea. We have tried algeacide, chlorine, etc. but it seems not to be working.

What am I missing? The weather has been warm and it seems like I am going through chlorine like crazy! Any tips and suggestions would be great!

Thanks for your question Marianela

Most of the time when your have a lack of chlorine you're going to get pool algae. But the issue is not that you're not putting alot of chlorine in the pool, but why is the chlorine leaving so quickly?

The answer is your pool probably doesn't have the right amount of cyanuric acid (CYA). This is the stabilizer for the chlorine and can be found in either a granular or tablet form.

When the pool doesn't have the proper amount of CYA, you'll be going through chlorine, as you said, like crazy. The range is 30 - 50ppm.

I also will encourage you to get a Taylor Reagent FAS-DPD K-2006 pool water test kit. It's the best on the market and will give you the most accurate readings.

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