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    Cloudy pool

    Hello all,

    I am a noob to the pool. Bought a house that has been empty for over 2 years and the pool started out as swampy mess.

    I have managed to get the water a cloudy blue and particles floating in the water and heavier things slowly sinking to the bottom.

    I was initially running the pump approx 18hrs a day, shutting off to allow stuff to settle, vacuum, repeat. Now I have been running it 24/7 the last couple days and of course cleaning as needed.

    My numbers are decent (when compared to the TFP recs) and I will post today's results later on.

    Should I be doing anything more or just continue my filtering, brushing, and vacuuming and maintaining chem levels?

    Thanks
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    No the best thing that I've learned while cleaning is to have patience. Bleach, brush, settle, vacuum.

    It of course is hard to guide you in the right direction with your chemistry without numbers.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    As long as the water is improving day by day, then just keep doing what you are doing now. If you feel like the water isn't getting even a little bit better each day then there are some things you should check on. From what you wrote, it sounds like everything is moving along normally.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Here are numbers from a couple of days ago. Next testing will be done today

    CYA 35
    TC 10
    FC 8
    PH 7.9
    TA 202
    TH 181

    Added acid to adjust pH and TA
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    So is your CC-2?
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Having TC 10 and FC 8, you have CC of 2 which means that you need to shock your pool.

    You can read How to Shock Your Pool in Pool School. If you have any questions, just post back.

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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Yeah def need to shock if your cc is in fact 2.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Sounds like you have a handle on things.
    What are you testing with?
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