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Q:
Why do I have to raise my pH to 8.0 or higher before I use GREEN TO CLEAN®?
 
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How do I know how much soda ash to add to my pool to raise the pH to 8?
 
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What is the active ingredient?
 
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Do I need to pre-dissolve GREEN TO CLEAN® before adding it to my vinyl liner pool?
 
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How long should I run my filter after adding GREEN TO CLEAN®?
 
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The directions on the container say to shock the pool a 2nd time after 24 hours. When exactly do I add this 2nd chlorine application?
 
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After adding GREEN TO CLEAN® and chlorine, my pool changed from cloudy green to milky blue. What do I do?
 
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What is a filter aid?
 
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How long do I have to stay out of my pool after treating it with GREEN TO CLEAN®?
 
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If I have to treat my pool again within 7-10 days, do I need to add more GREEN TO CLEAN®?
 
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What is your guarantee?
 
       
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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Why do I have to raise my pH to 8.0 or higher before I use GREEN TO CLEAN®?
A:
In order to interact most effectively with the chlorine, GREEN TO CLEAN® needs a high pH environment. Since most pool owners keep their pool pH between 7.2 and 7.6, you will probably need to raise your pH to 8.0 to use GREEN TO CLEAN® effectively. pH can be raised with soda ash or a pH increaser and it usually takes at least 3-4 hours.
 
Q:
How do I know how much soda ash to add to my pool to raise the pH to 8?
A:
You can take a water sample to your local pool store and ask them to do a "base demand" test. This test will tell you exactly how much soda ash needs to be added to your pool to raise the pH to 8.0.
 
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What is the active ingredient?
A:
GREEN TO CLEAN® is not an algaecide; it is strictly a pool cleaner. When added to the pool without chlorine, nothing happens. Therefore, it is not required to list ingredients on the container.
 
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Do I need to pre-dissolve GREEN TO CLEAN® before adding it to my vinyl liner pool?
A:
It is NOT necessary because GREEN TO CLEAN® has nothing in it that will bleach or discolor a vinyl liner. However, if you feel more comfortable pre-dissolving it, that's fine. Just mix it with warm water in a bucket and then pour it into your pool. Remember, never mix any chemicals together in a bucket and always rinse the bucket out after each use.
 
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How long should I run my filter after adding GREEN TO CLEAN®?
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At least the first 24 hours, run your filter continuously. Shut off the skimmers and open the main drain so that the water is being pulled from the bottom of the pool. Because of varying amounts of particulate and the quality of circulation and filtration, you may find it necessary to run your system longer and to add a water clarifier. The type of filter will make a difference as to how fast the pool clears. If you backwash a sand filter too often, the sand will not act as a very fine filter for smaller particulate. Therefore, if you have recently backwashed your sand system, there is no need to backwash again before the application of GREEN TO CLEAN®. It's normally recommended that you do not backwash until you have at least a 10 lb. pressure increase over your normal reading for a clean filter.
 
Q:
The directions on the container say to shock the pool a 2nd time after 24 hours. When exactly do I add this 2nd chlorine application?
A:
The second shock needs to be added to the pool at the end of the first 24 hours (one day).
 
Q:
After adding GREEN TO CLEAN® and chlorine, my pool changed from cloudy green to milky blue. What do I do?
A:
You have a filtration problem. Most likely you have a sand filter. The algae that were present before you added the chemicals have been killed; however, because of their size, they passed through your filter without being trapped. We recommend that you add a filter aid that coats the top of the sand and traps this residue. Cartridge filters sometimes require a water clarifier to increase the effectiveness of the filter. Normally, this particulate will be trapped by the DE filter.
 
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Water is a filter aid?
A:
Filter aid is a generic term for a product that, when poured into your skimmer, will coat the top of the sand in your filter, allowing the filter to catch those tiny bits of dead algae that are currently passing right through and causing the cloudiness. You can use diatomaceous earth, alum or whatever your local pool store recommends as a filter aid. Start with a small amount (about 1/2 cup) and then add only enough additional to raise your pump pressure about 1 pound above the present reading on the gauge.
 
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How long do I have to stay out of my pool after treating it with GREEN TO CLEAN®?
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GREEN TO CLEAN® dissolves immediately, is neither an algaecide nor an herbicide and as such has no poisons in it. However, because of the concentration of chlorine in your water after treatment, we recommend you stay out of your pool as long as you normally do after you shock or super-chlorinate your pool. How long you wait to swim after super-chlorination is a matter of personal choice, but we recommend waiting at least 8 hours.

After the chlorine has dissolved completely, when the pool is clear and visibility is good, you may swim at your discretion.

 
Q:
If I have to treat my pool again within 7-10 days, do I need to add more GREEN TO CLEAN®?
A:
No, GREEN TO CLEAN® usually stays in your water for 7-10 days after the original treatment, depending upon contamination of pool water. So if you need to retreat your pool within that time period, you need only raise your pH to 8.0 and shock the pool with 2 lbs. of chlorine or 1 gallon of liquid chlorine 15% per 10,000 gallons of water.
 
Q:
What is your guarantee?
A:

If you follow the instructions and the product doesn't perform, go to your dealer, explain what happened and you will be advised. Also, feel free to call 800-962-2222 for additional assistance.

This product is guaranteed to perform when the simple instructions are followed. However, neither Coral Seas nor the seller makes any guarantee, expressed or implied, concerning this product when used in a manner inconsistent with its labeling. Neither shall be held responsible for any personal injury, property damages or other types of loss resulting from mishandling, improper storage or improper use of this material.

 
       
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