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    New member from Piedmont, OK

    Hi my name is Kitty and I hope you can help me with the big problem I am having this year!


    This is my 3rd season using this pool. I've never had a problem till this year. I live in OK and yes it is very hot but that is nothing new. The water is very cloudy and nothing seems to make it clear this year. Here is the latest test results when I had it checked at the hardware store.

    Free Chlorine 0.9
    total chlorine 0.9
    combined chlorine 0.0
    pH 7.2
    Hardness 278 ppm
    Alkalinity 82 ppm
    Cyanuric acid 8 ppm
    copper 0.2 ppm
    Iron 1.2 ppm

    They recommended 1# shock, 3oz of clarifier and 3#2oz stabilizer I did that last night ran the filter all night again and still cloudy water. I've tested the salt level in the pool with test strips and it shows within range at 2900 but my salt water system keeps giving me the low salt light.

    Please help, I'm ready to drain the pool and get rid of it.
    16x48 Intex round ultra frame pool, Intex model SF60110 110/120 volt sand filter, Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System model CS8110 Piedmont OK 3rd season with this system

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    Re: New member from Piedmont, OK

    How do you normally test your water? You need to order one of our recommended test kits in Pool School (TF100). Is that 32 ounces of stabilizer you added? If so, it should raise your CYA to 45 or so. We recommend 70 to 80 for a SWG system.

    See this link: Pool School - Chlorine / CYA Chart

    I would use PoolMath (radio button at top of page) and use liquid bleach to raise your FC to 8 to help your SWG "catch up" and never let it fall below 4. Your pool appears to be 6,000 gallons. Should take about 72 ounces of Walmart 8.25% plain bleach.
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    Re: New member from Piedmont, OK

    That was 3 pounds 2 ounces (half a bucket of O-ACE-sis Chlorine stabilizer) As of tonight it is still cloudy. So the bleach you mentioned is in the pool section at Walmart?

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    I do have test strips that I use to test my water when I don't take it to the pool store. I use the hth 6 way test strips and also the 3 way test kit. Until this year I have had no problems at all.
    16x48 Intex round ultra frame pool, Intex model SF60110 110/120 volt sand filter, Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System model CS8110 Piedmont OK 3rd season with this system

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    Re: New member from Piedmont, OK

    The bleach he mentioned IS in the pool section at WalMart... it is what I use

    And Welcome to the better way to maintain your pool ... get the test kit he mentioned, and stop using the pool store to test your water.
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    Re: New member from Piedmont, OK

    Is it safe for a salt water system?
    16x48 Intex round ultra frame pool, Intex model SF60110 110/120 volt sand filter, Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System model CS8110 Piedmont OK 3rd season with this system

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    Re: New member from Piedmont, OK

    Chlorine is chlorine--liquid bleach or your SWG converting salt into chlorine. YES---you STILL have a chlorine pool!
    16x32x52" Steel Cornelius Miramar AGP Vinyl liner 13,100 gal. Buried 2 ft.
    2 Speed Hayward Power-Flo Matrix 85 g.p.m. 22" 250lb. sand filter hard plumbed
    Pool Rover Jr., Pool Blaster Max, Diver Dave TF100 Test Kit/Speed Stir
    Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, Liqour Chiller, & Drink Mixer & Party Tub----Collect 'um all!

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    Re: New member from Piedmont, OK

    thank you! I'm going to put the bleach in it tonight Hopefully I'll finally see clear water again.
    16x48 Intex round ultra frame pool, Intex model SF60110 110/120 volt sand filter, Intex Krystal Clear Saltwater System model CS8110 Piedmont OK 3rd season with this system

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