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    Cloudy Water

    Seems to be a theme lately. 2 weeks ago in DFW area we had a ton of rain. Our pool had a ton of rain and dirt runoff enter the pool then 2 days later we flew out for a week to El Salvador. Now back. Started a slam Sunday and continued through yesterday. 2 nights in a row of a good OCLT result.
    Numbers:
    pH 7.2
    Cya <30
    TA 70
    CH 180
    FC 12
    CC<0.5
    CH before rain 450+, CYA before rain 80. Cleaned filters yesterday running pump now 12 hours. Water is blue but cloudy.
    40,000 gallon in ground
    Plaster/Pebble
    Cartridge Filter
    Diving pool
    Fill via well

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Looks like you have a couple issues to watch at the moment based on those test results and what happened recently. For the flooding and run-off, that will simply take time. It's great you passed your OCLT, so now that cartridge filter needs time to do its job. I would however be careful and watch that CYA. Get it back up higher soon to protect your FC during/after the SLAM. I would also be careful about your CH level. Not sure if your well water is hard or not. If it is, that will help get you closer to the minimal CH level soon with refills. If your well water is soft, then you may need to allow pH and TA to compensate by raising them a little to protect your plaster. When in doubt, take a look at the "CSI" row on the Poolmath calculator. Good luck on clearing your water.
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Thank you Texas Splash. I'm gonna add some dichlor shock to the pool to raise cya because I have some laying around. Question about the pool calculator effects of adding chemicals. When you switch it to adding dichlor to the pool, is it using the 99% concentration dichlor? importsnt to know before I add way too much or way too little
    40,000 gallon in ground
    Plaster/Pebble
    Cartridge Filter
    Diving pool
    Fill via well

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Please see THIS LINK about the dichlor percentages. I think it should answer your question better than I can.
    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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