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Thread: Help! Spray deck prep wreaking havoc on my water!

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    Help! Spray deck prep wreaking havoc on my water!

    So my water was sparkly:



    And this is the situation this morning:



    Now granted, the first pic is at the end of a SLAM in the full sun...and this morning is a little cloudy and TONS of concrete dust swirling in the air...

    Now to my questions:

    At the moment it is what it is. Gotta make a mess to get the pretty deck. I get it.

    But what can/should I do to keep this under control, or damage to water chemistry to a minimum?

    My pump is running and I've backwashed the filter once already since they've been working, and I typically never have to backwash often at all. Twice in a year so far.

    Should my filter be on high or low?

    Here's what they used to clean the deck - some of which definitely got into my water:



    Once they're done, can I run the robot in the pool to get all the debris out? Or should I manually vacuum? (I've never done it! Love the Dolphin!)

    I posted this in my build thread as well, but am really freaking out, so please forgive me for creating this new post! (That's me - bouncing around freaking out!)

    Thank you so much!!

    Sara
    Pool Completed 8/2015 18'x36' Gemini shape 3.5' - 8', 19,200 gal IG vinyl, Hayward Max-Flo 1.5 HP 2-speed pump, Hayward Pro Series 300-lb sand filter, Hayward AquaPlus SWG, NO Autofill, Dolphin M400 robot, Taylor 2005 test kit, 434 gal Bullfrog A7L spa

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    Re: Help! Spray deck prep wreaking havoc on my water!

    You should run your filter on high, backwash when PSI reaches 25% above clean pressure. Not an issue using your robot. I would run it for a few hours, then let more settle and then run it again.
    It's just sediment in your pool that caused the cloudiness, not a chemical reaction with the cleaner.
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    Re: Help! Spray deck prep wreaking havoc on my water!

    Thank goodness!! Do you think it would be safe to swim?
    Pool Completed 8/2015 18'x36' Gemini shape 3.5' - 8', 19,200 gal IG vinyl, Hayward Max-Flo 1.5 HP 2-speed pump, Hayward Pro Series 300-lb sand filter, Hayward AquaPlus SWG, NO Autofill, Dolphin M400 robot, Taylor 2005 test kit, 434 gal Bullfrog A7L spa

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