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    Cloudy Water

    Hey TFP,
    I've been running my pump non stop for 1 week but water is still very cloudy, the shallow end is a little bit better than the deep end. I thought it was an algae problem so i shocked my pool, did an overnight test and FC stayed strong at 14, my filter was reading at 15 psi, i cant recall how much it is with a new filter but the filter was a bit dirty, i overnight the filter in TSP, than washed it down, cleaned it with muriatic acid (15:1 ratio)(no bubbles or foam came up when i did this). Washed it down very thoroughly, filter still reading at 15 psi. I checked the return jet, seems to be coming out very strong. The PH was nearing 8.3 a few days ago (lots of rain), i lowered it with muriatic acid down to 7.7 2 days ago. Any help is much appreciated, Thanks guy!


    • FC - 14
      TC- 14
    • PH - 7.7
    • TA - 100
    • CH - 120
    • CYA - 35
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    Sta-rite 1.5hp pump

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    How are you chlorinating your water??
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Clorox Bleach 8.25%
    Also, i have a cartridge filter, was brand new when i opened pool last year. However the color of the filter is not white, its more like a ceramy/brown color. Am not sure it if was white brand new or not.
    Above Ground Kayak Pool 12 x 24. 10,000 gallons.
    Northern Virginia
    TF-100 Test Kit
    sta-rite 27002-0100S filter
    Sta-rite 1.5hp pump

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    What kind of pump and filter do you have? Update your signature.
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Sorry, its a sta-rite cartridge 27002-0100S filter. I believe the pump is also a sta-rite 1.5 hp, but i'll have to double check
    Above Ground Kayak Pool 12 x 24. 10,000 gallons.
    Northern Virginia
    TF-100 Test Kit
    sta-rite 27002-0100S filter
    Sta-rite 1.5hp pump

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    A cartridge filter should be clearing up the cloudiness if all the algae is dead and there is not a problem with the filter or if the pump is not too big for the filter.
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    I have a new filter coming in tomorrow, lets see if that helps. Was using the same equipment last year, never had any issues.
    Above Ground Kayak Pool 12 x 24. 10,000 gallons.
    Northern Virginia
    TF-100 Test Kit
    sta-rite 27002-0100S filter
    Sta-rite 1.5hp pump

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