just started to open are pool for the summer. , we have use algecide..we used some chlorine and we have use some shock we have been running the filter for about 5 days now and no change in color just looks like dark water, . can you help..please.. it is an intex above ground pool 15×18 we just dont know what to do. should we drain it and start from scratch or jusst keep going


If the water is clear and dark, it is likely that you can continue with chlorine and good filtration and it should brighten up. However, if you are seeing suspended particulate still, this is evidence of a bigger problem that may require drain or partial drain and refill. Are you sure you are getting proper filtration? This is key. Also dark may indicate metals present in which case metal remover may be needed.

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