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    Pool is Cloudy!!!

    My water is cloudy. I did an overnight test and it was fine, it only went down a .5. But my CH is low. Can that cause cloudiness? Any other suggestions? Everything else is great, except its cloudy!

    Fc:6
    Cc:0
    Ph: 7.5
    Ta: 100
    Ch: 150
    Cya: 35
    5,700 gallon, Carribean Isle 15x52 Round Above Pool.
    Cartridge Filter.
    Installed Fall, 2014.
    North New Jersey
    Using the TF100 test

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    Re: Pool is Cloudy!!!

    Suggestion around here is to slam your pool with bleach to the shock level. Your CYA rounds up so it is 40, so shock level is 16 I believe. Mine was still cloudy and reading fine, I did the slam and it cleared up a bunch.
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    Re: Pool is Cloudy!!!

    No, the CH should not have anything to do with that in a vinyl pool. Did you have a lot of swimmers recently that were wearing sunscreen, etc.? Has your FC been below 3 recently?
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    Re: Pool is Cloudy!!!

    How is your filter pressure is it up more than 25% from when it was last cleaned?
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    Re: Pool is Cloudy!!!

    We did have a lot of swimmers over the holiday weekend, not sure if they had sunscreen or not. Maybe that is it? The filter pressure is fine at 10%.

    We clean the cartridge filter ever week. How often do you need to buy a new cartridge? This will be the second season with this cartridge.
    5,700 gallon, Carribean Isle 15x52 Round Above Pool.
    Cartridge Filter.
    Installed Fall, 2014.
    North New Jersey
    Using the TF100 test

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    Re: Pool is Cloudy!!!

    Cartridges will last several years, 3 to 5 is the number I see most often, for the most part as long as there are no holes in the filter media you are fine you can even loose a band without much impact 2 might be pushing it. If you get a hole or start to notice the dirt is not evenly distributing over the filtering surface might be time to replace. If they start to get a bit dingy you can clean them with a TSP soak and dilute MA soak do a search for it you will find several results there are a few YouTube videos too.

    If you are having to clean weekly your filter may be on the small side but as long as the chore is not bothering you, you can continue as your have been.
    12,300 Gallon, IG PebbleFina, 3 ft sheer, 2 Jandy nicheless LED lights, Jandy Pro 1.5HP VS pump (A.O. Smith Motor), PB4-60 Booster pump, Polaris 280, Jandy cv340 cartridge filter, Zodiac Z4 control panel W/iAquaLink, Stenner pumps for chlorine & MA connected to WiOn WiFi switches, TF-100. You can support TFP with AmazonSmile just click the link!

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