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    Can't get the cloudy out of my water

    I am at my wits end. Went away and came back to a green mess. Followed the SLAM process and now I am at a stand still. I have gone through 4 gallons of bleach. The green is gone, however the water remains cloudy. I have let the pool filter run for days on end and I have vacuumed with no luck.

    FC - 8
    CC - .5
    pH - 7.5
    TA - 200
    CH - 75
    CYA - 40

    Any ideas on what to do next would be most appreciated. Thank you.20160823_070216.jpg
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out of my water

    Ukie, welcome to TFP

    The problem you are having is that you're not done SLAMing the water. For your CYA of 40 your SLAM level is 16. You should be keeping that water's FC at 16 until the SLAM is complete. The three guidelines to complete a SLAM are: Water is CLEAR, CC of 0.5ppm or less and OCLT of 1ppm or less.

    If all you did was add 4 gallons of bleach yet then quit, the algae still persists and is reproducing hance the cloudy water. Have you read the SLAM instructions fully?
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out of my water

    Welcome to TFP!

    More chlorine. That fixes most issues. You don't have enough FC for your CYA. FC/CYA Chart. Follow this process to clear up the pool, SLAM
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out of my water

    I have read the SLAM instructions, however I will admit that I am uncertain of a few things. I am a first time pool owner and learning as I go, so thank you for your responses and patience. Due to my work schedule I am not able to do frequent checks, usually get about 2 rounds a day (check levels and add what is called for). I was able to keep FC at 16 for a couple of days and noticed no change, that is why I am here. I stopped until I knew what exactly I need to do.
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out of my water

    At your stage you do need a little patience to wait for things to clear. My advice would be to:
    Get your FC back up to slam levels. If you can only check a couple of times a day maybe go 2-3ppm over your slam level to allow for the drop inbetween testing
    Then I would deep clean your sand filter and add de. The DE will really clean things up, but you have to be around to monitor it.
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out of my water

    Thank you for all of your input and advice. I will keep on SLAMming and return with results.
    5K gal, AG, Intex Krystal Clear 14" sand filter pump, TF-100 test kit, softened well water

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