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    Day 6 still shocking

    just an update... still shocking day 6.... pool is consuming about 4 ppm during the day and 2 at night... all week the sun has been intense and today will be 90..... I keep scrubing and vacuuming 2-3 times daily....

    question.... .what exactly is the cloud in the the deep end... all week it is shrinking.. and getting smaller and clearer.. is this dead algae or live algae... the deep end is getting clearer every day little by little...

    my shock levels are around 16-20.... sometime 25....

    using about 3- 182 oz of bleach each day

    my latest #'s from my f100 test kit

    this morning... before adding bleach...

    fc-16
    cc-.5
    cya-30
    p.h-7.0 (currently aerating to get to 7.4 added acid to lower TA from 180 to 100)
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    20000 gal. 28' round
    1.5 hp pump
    3.5 and 6 deep
    22" round meteor sand filter
    tf-100 test kit

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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    Good luck with your pool. It can take awhile to clean it up. Happy Fourth.
    12K gal, In Ground, Vinyl, Sand Filter 35 GPM, Hayward Pump 1 hp, Mesh Safety Cover

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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    Dead algae.
    23,000 gallon in ground pool with rock waterfall and spillover spa, Aqualink control system, Polaris 380 cleaner, Purex Triton Clean&Clear Plus cartridge filter. Located in The Woodlands, Texas.

    Pool owner since Nov 2008, Trouble Free since April 2009. Happy to help when I can.

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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    Somtimes it takes a while to get the overnight loss down to 1ppm or less and the CC's to .5ppm or less. You need to be diligent about keping the FC at shock level. One thing to do is to be sure to test in the evening after the sun is down and then again before the sun comes up the next morning.
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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    I'd guess the cloud is algae carcasses settling out. Is yours an above-ground pool, or is there a main drain? The reason I ask is that if you do have a drain, you may be missing the diverter, which is cheap, and can get some flow going down in the deep end.
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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    Ok .. update..drastic noticable difference in Clarity yesterday/today.... looking better.... and I didn't have a drop in FC overnight...we will test again today...still have a CC of .5 here is my question....my pool is surrounded by trees... .lots of leaves... been working my butt off trying to keep it clean.... with the cover off yesterday... and winds 25-30...there were a lots of leaves both floating and submerged in the deep end....

    correct me if im wrong.. but leaves are living material... are these leaves giving me my .5 in CC.....

    and today again I did see a small water bug...how the heck can that thing be swimming around with a FC reading of 20... thanks again folks.. scott
    20000 gal. 28' round
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    22" round meteor sand filter
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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    There is no telling what can be causing your CC of 0.5. Leaves are organic matter so they certainly could cause it.

    Bugs can exist in high FC environments. If they fall in, they will all live a while. He's probably a very clean bug.

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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    Hi Scott. So how's the pool looking? Are you still shocking?
    Pool size = 24,000 gal.; rectangular 3 ft shallow, 8 ft deep
    Jacuzzi Sand Filter (can't find the model) flow rate 60, Pentair Super Flo, 1HP
    Pool is inground/indoor and white plaster, TF-100 Kit

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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    on day 8 now... pool is really pretty clear.. actually turned the pump off.. ran 7 full days no stop ..just to backwash.... still needs a bit more pump time ..then I think it will be crystal clear..

    shocking im still at shock level .. but not by much.. the last I put bleach in was saturday morning. little loss sat night... .didn't have any loss on sunday night and last night... but I still have a CC of .5.... not sure if Ill ever get ride of it... I keep vacuumming and scrubbing daily... .how about u.... cloudy water still there.. scott
    20000 gal. 28' round
    1.5 hp pump
    3.5 and 6 deep
    22" round meteor sand filter
    tf-100 test kit

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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    That's great news!! I'm still at shock level but already passed the overnight FC loss test. My water is still very cloudy though. I'm starting to think I have a filter problem. I think I'll wait until I'm below shock level and retest my ph and TA. Then I'll take it from there. Meanwhile I'm running the filter 24/7 and I'll continue to scrub. I'm not discouraged though specially when I hear success stories like yours. Happy swimming .
    Pool size = 24,000 gal.; rectangular 3 ft shallow, 8 ft deep
    Jacuzzi Sand Filter (can't find the model) flow rate 60, Pentair Super Flo, 1HP
    Pool is inground/indoor and white plaster, TF-100 Kit

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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    Evalm...what are you numbers ..... I still have the .5 reading on the CC is yours 0 .... your filter...... how often to you backwash... and is Jacuzzi a brand name of sand filters .....and where do you have your exit flo jet pointed....scott
    20000 gal. 28' round
    1.5 hp pump
    3.5 and 6 deep
    22" round meteor sand filter
    tf-100 test kit

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    Re: Day 6 still shocking

    My numbers tonight are showing FC at 11 and CC at .5. Like you I just cant seem to get rid of my .5 CC. I haven't lost more than 1 ppm overnight for two nights now. If it holds, tomorrow will be the third night. We were told that since we have an indoor pool to backwash only when the psi goes up to 30-35. It is hovering at 29 right now but I am afraid to backwash for fear that it will start spewing murky water again when we return to filter mode. I'm afraid the filter is channeling sand. Yes, the filter's brand is Jacuzzi. Uhm, this is probably going to sound stupid but I don't know how to check where the exit flow jet is pointed. Tomorrow morning my FC should be 10 or so. I was thinking I will do the pH and TA tests and see if I need to adjust those. If they are normal levels and I still have cloudy water then I know I have a filter problem.
    Pool size = 24,000 gal.; rectangular 3 ft shallow, 8 ft deep
    Jacuzzi Sand Filter (can't find the model) flow rate 60, Pentair Super Flo, 1HP
    Pool is inground/indoor and white plaster, TF-100 Kit

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