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    Sprinkler guys just dumped a bunch of dirt in my pool

    Im not sure where to put this question. We are getting our in ground sprinklers working again. They were torn up when we had the pool put in. They found a leak and was pumping it out. They weren't paying attention and it was dumping straight into my pool :/ My husband noticed it and they got it out.


    Hubs turned on our pump right away to try and get it out. I have a swg that I am trying to get balanced. I have another post about this. I had just gotten it down from 8.2 to 7.5 this morning. My Fc was only .5 this morning because I am in need of CYA. ..whicH I am getting today.

    What will this do to my numbers if anything? Should I go ahead and add chlorine to the pool now that the dirt is in t here? We used to go to the pool store and just switched to this wonderful place. We had bought a box of dichlor that I am using before switching to liquid chlorine. . My Cya is maybe 10 so the dichlor shouldn't hurt that.
    Pool is 20 X 40 so about 27,000 gallons according to a calculator/ IG/Vinyl
    Sand Filter hayward not sure of model
    Hayward super pump model C48L2N134B1 Rpm 3450, Hp 1 1/2
    This is the 3rd summer with the pool
    SWG - Breeze

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    Re: Sprinkler guys just dumped a bunch of dirt in my pool

    can you vacuum to waste or is it already mixed in, if mixed in I would take your FC to 12 and circulate/run your pump 24/7 until clear
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    Re: Sprinkler guys just dumped a bunch of dirt in my pool

    It just happened so the dirt hasn't even settled to the bottom yet . When it settles , I can vacuum to waste . Ok so add enough to get my fc to 12 . Im so annoyed..we have a kids party this afternoon. :/
    Pool is 20 X 40 so about 27,000 gallons according to a calculator/ IG/Vinyl
    Sand Filter hayward not sure of model
    Hayward super pump model C48L2N134B1 Rpm 3450, Hp 1 1/2
    This is the 3rd summer with the pool
    SWG - Breeze

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    Re: Sprinkler guys just dumped a bunch of dirt in my pool

    4 pounds of dichlor will bring your FC up 11 and put 10 ppm CYA in
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    Re: Sprinkler guys just dumped a bunch of dirt in my pool

    Thank you! I've tried to find the info on swimming after bringing up fc. Should people not go in it at all?

    Pool is 20 X 40 so about 27,000 gallons according to a calculator/ IG/Vinyl
    Sand Filter hayward not sure of model
    Hayward super pump model C48L2N134B1 Rpm 3450, Hp 1 1/2
    This is the 3rd summer with the pool
    SWG - Breeze

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    Re: Sprinkler guys just dumped a bunch of dirt in my pool

    The real problem is kids swimming with FC below minimum level for your CYA, FC/CYA Chart. FC below minimum leaves a pool unsanitary because kill rates of bacteria, viruses and pathogens are not fast enough which causes increased risk of person to person disease transmission, especially with kids.

    It is safe to swim when FC is above minimum and below shock level for your CYA, FC/CYA Chart
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    Re: Sprinkler guys just dumped a bunch of dirt in my pool

    you can swim up to shock level for your CYA level, so if your CYA is 30 you can swim up to 12 FC, just take a shower afterwards to wash of the chlorine
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    Re: Sprinkler guys just dumped a bunch of dirt in my pool

    my cya doesn't show up in the test but another poster helped me and thinks I might be at 10 because I added some two weeks ago.. a gallon

    Pool is 20 X 40 so about 27,000 gallons according to a calculator/ IG/Vinyl
    Sand Filter hayward not sure of model
    Hayward super pump model C48L2N134B1 Rpm 3450, Hp 1 1/2
    This is the 3rd summer with the pool
    SWG - Breeze

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    Re: Sprinkler guys just dumped a bunch of dirt in my pool

    Ok, minimum FC for CYA 0 to 20 is 2 ppm
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