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    Cloudy Water

    It took me a while to get my pump running this summer, and I ended up with algae in the pool. It looks like the green algae is gone, but I can still tell my water is cloudy and I'm losing chlorine quite a bit faster than usual, so I think there is likely still some in there, eating up the chlorine. I tested my water (TFT test kit) this evening, and have gotten my pH levels up to 7.5. However, I'm not 100% sure what my next step is, because I noticed my TA and CH are both low, in addition to the chlorine. Which should I work on next? Or does CH matter as much for an above ground pool with a vinyl liner?

    ph = 7.5
    FC = 1
    CC = .5
    TC = 1.5
    TA = 90
    CH = 120
    CYA = 45

    My pool is a 24' above ground pool, so 13500 gallons.

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    CH is fine for a vinyl pool. TA is not low either. Your FC is low for your CYA? It needs to be above minimum at all times to keep the pool sanitary. FC/CYA Chart

    Here are the recommended levels from Pool School - Recommended Levels

    If you have algae then you should SLAM the pool to kill it.
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Ok, I'll focus on the chlorine through the SLAM method. Thanks!

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