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Thread: Fighting Cloudy Water For Weeks

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    Angry Fighting Cloudy Water For Weeks

    I have a Coleman AGP 16'x4' that ended up green before we could use it. I followed the directions here and got rid of the green, however I haven't ever been able to get rid of the cloudy water. I was previously using the cartridge filter that came with the pool but decided to upgrade to an Intex Sand Filter ( I believe 2,800 GPH) thinking maybe it wasn't powerful enough to clear everything. I have been adding chlorine to shock levels daily as I thought maybe the algae wasn't all dead. The FC doesn't seem to drop overnight, although with my OTO kit I can't measure above 5, so I guess I wouldn't know, however the sunlight during the day kills it. My CYA still reads zero on the crappy 6-way test kit I have. I tried adding CYA through a sock (I don't have a skimmer... yet...) and after over a week in the pool it never really dissolved, just let out crystals every time it was bumped or the water jet hit it.

    I have had the sand pump installed now for three days running continuously. My pressure hasn't risen since I turned it on. It has great suction and flow so I know it is circulating the water well. I tried clarifier (and was careful to use only the necessary amount) with zero change. I honestly have no idea what to try next, but I know it is getting more and more tempting to just drain it and start over, although that would be awful. Any help is greatly appreciated!
    Coleman AGP 16'x4' | Intex Krystal Clear Sand Filter - 2800 GPH

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    Re: Fighting Cloudy Water For Weeks

    Hello and welcome to TFP! You have the right concept, but the wrong tools - specifically the test kit. The HTH drops are okay for pH and seeing if you have "any" chlorine, but not much more past that. You really must obtain the TF-100 (link below). You need THOSE readings to know for sure what chemicals to add. It all starts with the proper testing.
    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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