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    Strange Question

    We need help. We are putting in a vinyl pool. It is complete and running and clear, well was clear. We poured about 1/2 the concrete around the coping yesterday evening then had a wonderful freak SC rain storm last night. Needless to say the concrete is very pitted, which we are not worried about, but the pool is very cloudy and a lot of concrete and dirt accumulated in the deep end. I threw a bunch of shock in( I hope that was ok) and vacuumed on drain to pull out the big areas from the bottom. But there is still a nice thin layer over the whole bottom. What should I do now? And will the water be safe to swim since there is Lyme in concrete mix?? Will the filter catch that? Should we drain? 😢 Very stressed. Thank you!!

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    Re: Strange Question

    I would vacuum to filter and keep the filter clean till I finished.

    Please describe the "shock" you used.

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    Re: Strange Question

    Used Clorox xtra blue and shock plus combine. I've done that before when openin and if needed after a big rain storm on my old pool and works good. I'm just really worried about the concrete contaminating the pool water.

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    Re: Strange Question

    The concrete will not contaminate the pool. Many pools are made of concrete and plaster contains pretty much the same ingredients as concrete as does mortar and grout. All of which are used through out many pools.

    Some of that Clorox blue stuff has copper in it which will accumulate and stain hair, fingernails, dogs, kids, water and plaster/vinyl.
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