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Do I use shock or algaecide first?

While shocking and adding algaecide is effective in getting rid of algae, it should not be done together. This is because when you mix chlorine and algaecide together, it renders both of them useless. Hence, you should first shock the pool and wait for the chlorine levels to fall below 5 PPM.

Why did my pool turn green after I shocked it?

However, the pool may turn green after shocking, which is caused by an increased amount of dissolved copper in the water. This copper can occur naturally in the water or come from copper plumbing that is leeching into the pool.

Can you swim in pool without chlorine?

Swimming in a pool without chlorine will probably not kill you. You will probably not develop a bacteria that attacks your brain, and you will probably not develop flesh eating bacteria that results in death or major loss of limbs. Chlorine is the lesser of the two evils when it comes to keeping swimming water safe.

What to put in a pool when you first fill it up?

Chemicals Needed for Pool Start Ups

  1. Stain & Scale Preventer.
  2. Granular Shock Chlorine.
  3. Chlorine Tablets.
  4. pH Increaser and/or pH Decreaser.
  5. Alkalinity and/or Calcium Increaser.
  6. Cyanuric Acid (Stabilizer)
  7. Algaecide and Clarifiers if needed.
  8. Complete Test Kit or Test Strips.

When should I shock my pool?

evening

Can you pour shock directly into pool?

Adding Shock Directly Into The Pool Water The chemical we call pool shock is basically concentrated chlorine. But beyond fashion faux pas, adding shock directly to the pool water if you have a vinyl liner can be a disaster. The shock granules will sink the bottom and bleach out your liner.

What happens if you put too much shock in your pool?

Although, if you overdo the shock treatment, you risk getting green hair from chlorine due to the excess chlorine oxidizing the copper in the water. You can execute a shock treatment with a few different types of pool shock, just be mindful of how much you’re using.