by g
(Beaumont, Texas USA)

I have a saltwater pool 24 x 52, the saltwater system crashed and water has turn green.

What can I do until my new system is installed?

Thanks for your question

For your green pool water you'll need to shock the pool and bring the chlorine level up to a minimum 10ppm - 12ppm to get rid of the swimming pool algae. You can go here to learn how to do this:

Remove Swimming Pool Algae

Green Pool Water

Remember to turn off the chlorine generator. Don't add any salt to the pool because it will be just a waste of time, salt, and money. If you have high calcium hardness in your fill water, and being in Texas I'll assume you do, your best bet is to use sodium hypochlorite (liquid chlorine) for your pool shock.

Sodium Hypochlorite

Be sure these are in line for your pool shocking: Alkalinity 80ppm - 100ppm and pH 7.0ppm - 7.2ppm

You want the pH level down a little bit as the chlorine is a bit more effective at a slightly lower pH. You might need to dose your pool with chlorine to keep it between 5ppm - 8ppm for the next few days to be sure the algae doesn't come back. Check the chlorine level each day

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

Water Testing Kit

Go through these links, use them, and you'll have a great looking and clear pool when your new system arrives. Let me know how you do and best of luck


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