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    PLEASE HELP! Trying to make my CLOUDY water CLEAR!

    We purchased a new home in October 2015 and therefore, inherited an above ground (12K gallon) swimming pool. We were informed by the previous owner that he had already winterized it and no longer covered it for winter due to the fact that he saw no difference in chemicals required for startup, come summertime. Our pool was swampy green. We followed advice we received and super-shocked it, not realizing just how much debris had accumulated at the bottom of the pool. We have spent days scooping it out, have vacuumed, etc. We are trying to balance our water now that we have finally gotten rid of the "green." It is a very cloudy blue. We have shocked it and shocked it in the process trying to kill all of the algae that was present. Now, our chlorine levels are off the charts high, but everything else is in range. We put in a pool clarifier last night and still no difference. Why can't I see the bottom of the pool?! This is beyond frustrating! Any advice at all here is appreciated! Please and thank you so much!!
    Last edited by QueenP; 06-09-2016 at 03:35 PM. Reason: Changed gallon size

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! Trying to make my CLOUDY water CLEAR!

    Welcome to TFP! How are you testing your pool? What kind of a pool and equipment are you dealing with? Please fill out your forum signature with details about your pool so we can give you better advice. A recommended test kit is required for us to give advice as well as you having a basic knowledge of the ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry we teach here. Pool School - Test Kits Compared
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    Re: PLEASE HELP! Trying to make my CLOUDY water CLEAR!

    Hi there! Thanks for the welcome! I can't help but be so incredibly frustrated with all of this. 😖 I'm sorry. I totally remember seeing something about a "signature," but now I can't find it. How do I edit my signature?

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! Trying to make my CLOUDY water CLEAR!

    Quote Originally Posted by QueenP View Post
    Hi there! Thanks for the welcome! I can't help but be so incredibly frustrated with all of this. �� I'm sorry. I totally remember seeing something about a "signature," but now I can't find it. How do I edit my signature?
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    Joel - TFP Moderator - Minnesota - **Become a TFP Supporter!** Helpful Links: ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry - SLAM Procedure - Chlorine/CYA Chart
    40x20 Pool: 32K Gallons * Vinyl * Bleach Chlorination * Hayward S270T Sand Filter * Pentair SuperFlo 1 HP * Teledyne/Laars Heater * AquaVac Tigershark * TF-100 w/ SpeedStir
    Isolated Spa - 345 Gallons

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    Re: PLEASE HELP! Trying to make my CLOUDY water CLEAR!

    QueenP, I'm a newbie. I've been trying to clear up my pool since April. Yes, April. To edit your signature, click on Settings in the top right, then on the left look for Edit Signature. That said, it sounds like your pool is as bad a mine is. But, you really need to post your equipment information (this actually helped in my case because TFP users helped me determine that my filter was TOO SMALL for my pool, which is partly why I am on month 2), and you need a test kit pronto because it gives you a whole lot of information about what is going on in your pool.
    CITY: Fayetteville, NC POOL: 20x40, approx. 33000 ga, IG, Vinyl, Hayward SwimClear C3030, Hayward Max-Flo 2302VSP, Hayward T-Cell-15, Hayward ProLogic Plus 4 controller (not incredibly useful because the pump won't work with it and we don't have anything else for it to control), well water

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