chessie Posted June 30, 2014 Share Posted June 30, 2014 Hello Clever BodsI know you're all busy at the moment and sorry to bother you -But - need help.We have above-ground pool, (12 x 24ft) with more than adequate pump - filter size is right - and we have the wonderful Zeolite.At the very end of last year, as we were closing pool, which we had to rush, couldn't give the pool proper clean through. Water wasn't clear, slightly green - but just had to leave it.This year, because of the unsettled weather, we're late opening pool. Pump problems - now sorted.Pool water was clear but there were funny little lumps of the sort of green algae that you'd expect on the sides of pools after winter - but these were in little round lumps on the bottom of the pool.We 'scooped' a lot of these out; we then brushed the sides and 'vacced' to waste all the 'stuff' from the sides and bottom of pool. Also put in the right amount of chlorine but left water balance which seemed to be on the highish side of normal (hard water area) and we'd put an eighth of fresh water into pool. The water itself looked very slightly 'cloudy' but I didn't worry because I thought we'd be working on pool in next day or two - but we didn't.Pool has been opened today; what was almost clear water has now gone a lovely lime green...Now put in loads more chlorine, and the PH balance is now down to 7.6.Pump and filter have been running for a few hours, but water doesn't seem to be clearing.Horrible thought; the Zeolite we have in filter is about 5 years old; we use the pool, very lightly because there's mainly just me using pool; we run pump and filter during the summer to keep water clean - but the pool is only ever used for 4 months maximum.Has the Zeolite reached the end of its useful life ?How long is Zeolite supposed to keep working ?Almost hate to ask, because Him Who Never Listens is going to hate me, and hate having to disconnect all the hoses, and tip out the Zeolite and replace.Almost afraid to ask this question - but do long for my lovely clear blue swimpool.Help please.Chessie Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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