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Machinc, General Contractor
Category: Pool and Spa
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Experience:  Has written home improvement articles since 2008. Earned South Carolina Residential Builders License in 1991.
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I have a 6000 gallon soft side pool past 7 years.i

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i have a 6000 gallon soft side pool for the past 7 years.i have used a chlorine maker for 6 years. decided to switch to chlorine tablets.i have had pool up for 2 weeks,first week algae outbreak.drained and refilled put chlorine floater in about have way filled,water was perfect. with in 2 hours and full pool water was green.removed and shocked,now pool is redish brown...... what do i do???????? thanks john
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
You need to go back to using a chlorine generator.
Tablets and floaters are not able to sufficiently
treat a pool of your size.
The chlorine generator completes more
cycles a day then you are able to keep up
with using tablets .
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
You may want to consider installing a salt
chlorine generator.
This is a link with some infornation .
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
if I would not have told you that I used a chlorinator in the past would you still recommend that?
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
Yes i would . Managing a pool using tablets
Is really hard to keep up with.
It can work but it is time consuming.
New products have come out and make
Things a lot easier.
The salt chlorine generators have been
quite successful.
If you are comfortable maintaining
without a chlorinator then there is
no reason to change.
The advantages are supposed to be
less expensive in the long run.
Easier to keep PH and TA in balance
Less time consuming.
More accurate
I tend to follow the technology.
If you had told me you were maintaining
with tablets and with the results you have
described I would suggest a Chlorinator
as a good proven solution. Customer
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
OK thanks
Expert:  Machinc replied 2 years ago.
I hope you get your problem
resolved soon