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    Blue and Cloudy

    have been fighting swampy pool all summer. Currently water is blue but cloudy. Here are latest data (just got my tf-100 today):
    pH 7.2
    TC 2.0
    FC 1.5
    CC 0.5
    CH 300
    TA 120
    CYA 30
    Salt 2800

    any advice is appreciated.
    25k IG vinyl pool
    Aquarite T-15 SWG
    Triton II Sand filter
    tf-100 test kit

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    Re: Blue and Cloudy

    Welcome to TFP!!


    Turn off the SWG and follow the directions on SLAMing your pool in the How To section of Pool School and follow that procedure completely to the end.



    • CC is 0.5 or lower;
    • You pass an OCLT (ie overnight FC loss test shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less);
    • The water is clear.


    When all three are true, you are done SLAMing and can allow the FC to drift down to normal levels.
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    Re: Blue and Cloudy

    thanks Tim...I was thinking that too. Wish I had found this site earlier, would have saved me a ton of cash!
    25k IG vinyl pool
    Aquarite T-15 SWG
    Triton II Sand filter
    tf-100 test kit

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    Re: Blue and Cloudy

    Quote Originally Posted by char718 View Post
    thanks Tim...I was thinking that too. Wish I had found this site earlier, would have saved me a ton of cash!
    What is in the past is history, don't worry about it. Just think of the cash you will save going forward.
    TFP Moderator 39 X 18 23,000(ish) freeform gunite; built 2007ish; Pentair Triton II TR100 600lb Sand filter; 2 HP Pentair pump with 2.2 HP AO Smith single speed motor; 2 skimmers, 1 main drain, 4 returns w/waterfall, Stenner 45MHP2 3GPD running@ 60% - 15 gal Tank; heated by the sun CYA 200+ when I started - 50 now. Dolphin Supreme M5 Pool Cleaner. Hot Springs SX Spa, 285 gallon

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    Re: Blue and Cloudy

    Welcome to TFP! Unlike many, your chemistry parameters are near perfect to begin your SLAM. Your gonna need some regular non-smell good, non splashless, non germicidal plain old walmart brand 8.5% bleach. I would start with 20 or so gallons. Pour in about 3 or 4 gallons of bleach, wait about 30 minutes and test your FC. This should raise your FC to 12 or so. Test your free chlorine as often as possible and bring your FC back up to 12. Keep doing this until your CC are less than 0.5, your pass the OCLT and you water is crystal clear. Remember to brush your pool during the SLAM and keep your filter running 24/7. Be patience with the process and you won't regret switching to the TFP method!
    39YO 13K gallon former SWAMP/MONEY PIT, concrete bottom/Fiberglass Walls, Ecotech VS pump, Hayward Sand Filter, Dolphin DX5 Plus, Loop-Loc safety cover and YES, I have a TFT-100 test kit!

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