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    Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Will the pool clear enough to where I can see to vacuum, I have been scooping for a few days off and on. I think I have the mojority out but the pool just want clear so Ima thinking its because I might have more than I think.
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Test results?
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    CYA is not gonna read it was 0 at Pool store so I am putting some in as we speak gonna throw some schlorine in a bit and test an hour later hopefully it will be dark enuff and the chlorine will work at night alot better. But I am gonna get a sample and post some numbers but earlier numbers were

    FC 3
    CC .5
    PH 7.5
    Alk 60
    Calc 90
    Pool Store CYA 0

    after this reading I bought back up to 15 fc
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    What does the water look like?

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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Lime cool-aid

    Gonna take a pic brb
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Might be a good time to go ahead and really hammer the pool overnight by bumping to FC up considerably with bleach. Since you have no CYA in the pool now and the sun is down (no UV rays to burn your FC off), you can make some headway rather easily. This is assuming of course that you are able to run your pump and filter water and you have the time this evening to dedicate to it.

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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    shallow end
    deep end


    also shallow end steps
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Been above a free chlorine reading 0f 15 all day so far going to check it now,
    also I am running about .5 cc, so still work to be done, I will post a pic around 5:00 of my progress, any comments/advice
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Keep it there, I bet you have blue-gray water soon! (that's good by the way!)

    It will take longer, and take more chlorine, with the leaves in the pool though.
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    How much longer you think, when the blue grey gets here what should I do then
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Keep the FC up until you can pass the overnight test. I can tell you though that if you have leaves in there, it's going to be almost impossible to pass the test. You need to get them out as soon as possible. You'll have to stay at shock level until you have everything out and can pass the test. The gray color will start going clear as your filter catches up, just keep the FC level up!
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Kinda weird as my filter has stayed right around 10 the whole time of doing all this, is that norml
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Yep but once it starts clearing it may creep up.

    That said, it will help if you can edit your signature line with all your major specifics like mine. I can tell you it will take longer to clear if you have a sand filter, for example. Mine takes a few days to clear from gray to clear.
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    bumped back up to 15 ppm, still green, still depressed
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    The leaves are going to make the process slow. Patience is key. It took almost a week to clear my pool the first time I had to shock, and it was just some algae on the floor and sides, not a swamp at all (no green water).
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    Re: Leaves in bottom of Pool, will it clear

    Vacuumed some leaves out hopefully got most of them, ppm was 14 I bumped up to 20 for overnite. Hopefully the process will continue. However work tomorrow 12 hr shift 7a to 7p
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