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    cloudy with SWG

    Is it possible for the pool to become cloudy if the salt level is to high? I'm using an Auto pilot and all my other levels are right on according to the pool math calculator except the readout on the pool pilot says Im at 4000 ppm of salt. It happened by accident looking at the readings to soon after adding salt , the readout said to add 100 lbs so I did. It doesnt help that we are in a drought and havent had real rain to dilute it during the summer. Thanks
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    Re: cloudy with SWG

    Can you provide a full list of your test readings?

    Generally high salt does not cloud the pool. (Think "ocean", lol)
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    Re: cloudy with SWG

    I added pool salt over 5000 ppm the first year and it stayed clear. Good answer PA Girl, ocean water has 35,000 ppm. Things that cloud water are bacteria, algae, calcium. Performing an Overnight Chlorine Loss Test will rule out organics.
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    Re: cloudy with SWG

    last results were FC 8.5 CC.5 TC 9.0 PH 7.2 TA 110 CH 100-110 CYA 70 I did do an overnight chlorine drop test and it was good but I didn't wright down the results . The only other thing I can think of is an undersized filter for the pool, water temp has been steady around 88 sand filter running about 8hrs a day
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    Re: cloudy with SWG

    Be sure to let the filter get a bit dirty, don't backwash until the pressure rises 20-25%above clean pressure. You can try this too, Pool School - Add DE to a Sand Filter
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    Re: cloudy with SWG

    My opinion your PH is a little low.It would make water cloudy.

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    Re: cloudy with SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by kplaster View Post
    My opinion your PH is a little low.It would make water cloudy.

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    I'm not sure where you get that a pH of 7.2 would cause cloudiness.
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    Re: cloudy with SWG

    You numbers look good. I certainly wouldn't worry about the PH causing cloudiness. For the kinds of things that might precipitate out of the water a lower PH would help prevent that.

    Were your FC levels low at any point - and then get bumped up? The most likely explanation is an unseen algae bloom and the sand filter being slow to filter.

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    Re: cloudy with SWG

    Quote Originally Posted by ping View Post
    I'm not sure where you get that a pH of 7.2 would cause cloudiness.
    SWG PH needs to run higher.My water will cloud a little ph is 7.2 ..Like I said that is my opinion.

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