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    Cloudy water

    It's been raining A LOT, have had to increase chlorine levels to keep the pool blue during that time. I am keeping the chlorine at my normal 4 now.

    pH is 7.2
    CL 4

    but the water is cloudy......tried to find a thread about this but couldn't readily locate one.

    Will boarating the water clear this up? Never have used borates to this point, but wondered if that was the problem.

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    Re: Cloudy water

    No, borates won't help. Extra FC and extra pump time will clear it. FC level is set based on CYA level and the FC/CYA Chart. It needs to be above minimum at all times to keep the pool sanitary and algae free. Raise FC up to 50% of shock level to help clear it up. If you suspect some algae or bacteria growing in the pool you can perform the Overnight Chlorine Loss Test to check.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Thanks for clearing (no pun intended) that up!

    I just raised the level again to 1/2 of shock, which, based on my CYA of 20 I have been keeping it at all this time, at 4

    I will run the filter longer as I have been only running it 2 hours a day, and see if that helps. Thanks!
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Two hours is definitely not enough run time to keep to the water clear.

    You should run the pump at least 4 hours a day to keep the water clear. Pool School - Determine Pump Run Time
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