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    Cloudy water

    How do I get rid off this water I slammed it and the bottom is clean but the pool still a little cloudy.


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    Re: Cloudy water

    Welcome to TfP!

    A SLAM is a process that is not stopped until the water is clear, not a one time addition of massive amounts of chlorine.

    What test kit are you using?

    Can you give a a full set of test results?
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Welcome to TFP! We're going to need a little more info from you to answer that one:
    - What are your current test readings from your TF-100 or Taylor K-2006? (FC, CC, CYA, PH, TA, and CH)
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by tim5055 View Post
    Welcome to TfP!

    A SLAM is a process that is not stopped until the water is clear, not a one time addition of massive amounts of chlorine.

    What test kit are you using?

    Can you give a a full set of test results?
    No but everything is high new to this



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    Re: Cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by Baker View Post
    No but everything is high new to this
    Do you have a test kit?
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Yes it has strips made by clorox


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    Re: Cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by Baker View Post
    Yes it has strips made by clorox
    Test strips are generally inaccurate and we do not trust the results they give.

    Before I make more recommendations, give us some details about your pool. Type, size, filter ect. The recommendations we give will be different for a 30,000 gallon in ground plaster pool than a 5,000 gallon above ground seasonal pool.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    You can't use strips when being serious about pool care and water clarity. Look at the link in my signature for the 2 recommended test kits that will get you past this. The TF100 is the best kit for the money. You need to look at this as an investment to your pool. If not then You will always be guessing with mediocre results.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Pool 22 by 53 intex above ground 10k gallons type B filter I think pump 2500 gpm


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    Re: Cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by Casey View Post
    You can't use strips when being serious about pool care and water clarity. Look at the link in my signature for the 2 recommended test kits that will get you past this. The TF100 is the best kit for the money. You need to look at this as an investment to your pool. If not then You will always be guessing with mediocre results.
    OK thx will look into it thx again.


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    Re: Cloudy water

    Welcome to TFP!

    A little reading for you to get you going in the right direction.

    Pool School - Getting Started
    Pool School - Test Kits Compared
    Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain
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