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Thread: Hazy Water - What should I do?

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    Hazy Water - What should I do?

    FC 5.10
    PH 7.2

    6700 gallon above ground pool
    sand filter
    I use a Leslie pool basic test ( It uses Taylor chemicals)
    Its been hot here, I added some water today. The water is starting to get hazy what should I do?
    splash superpool, 12 x25 6700 g ,vinyl, Star Rite sand filter, test by pool store

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    Re: Hazy Water - What should I do?

    Hazy is an indication of algae beginning to bloom. Chlorine (regular liquid bleach) is your best sanitizer. You may need to do what we call SLAM via Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain, but to do that you must have the proper test kit. Test strip and local store kits are inadequate. I recommend the TF-100 because it uses Taylor products but in larger, more economical sizes. You can get it from: TFTestkits.net.

    In the meantime, I suggest not adding anything else to your water at this point other than about 1/2 gallon of liquid bleach each evening to help keep things from getting worse. Also consider reviewing the following:
    Pool School - ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
    Pool School - Recommended Levels
    Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    I hope this info helps get you started on the right track. Good luck!
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    Re: Hazy Water - What should I do?

    thanks, I read about doing SLAM, fc is already high if I add more liquid chlorine it will be more than recommended does that mean the pool cannot be used?
    splash superpool, 12 x25 6700 g ,vinyl, Star Rite sand filter, test by pool store

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    Re: Hazy Water - What should I do?

    Correct. If your FC is higher than the SLAM/Shock level on the chart based on your CYA, then let it sink back down on its own. It shouldn't take too long. Once it's down to your SLAM FC level (or just under it), you can be in the water. Sometimes that's easier for scrubbing, etc.
    Pat (a.k.a. Texas Splash) ~ My Pool: Viking Fiberglass; 17,888 Gal; Waterway Supreme 2-sp/2-hp pump; Hayward Ctg filter; TF-100 w/ Speed Stir
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