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    yes... another cloudy pool

    ok so here goes. last year was my first time opening the pool and it took about 6 weeks to get clear. This year I opened and got everything looking pretty good except it is cloudy and has been for about 5 days now. Due to all of the recommendations on here I just got the Taylor k-2006 kit and it says...
    cc 4.6
    ph 7.6
    cya 16
    ta 80

    thanks for any input given
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    Welcome

    What are FC and CH numbers?

    ETA: Also, pls tell us about your pool and equipment.
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    You need to maintain shock level until that CC drops to .5 or less. Consider at least doubling your CYA level to held hold the FC.
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    can I use the boost on my intellichlor or should I hit it with a manual shock again?
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    Use boost to do what exactly? You don't want to use boost to shock, if that is what you are asking. But then you haven't said enough for us to know why you might want to shock.

    Your CYA level is way to low for use with a SWG. Long term you want CYA around 70 to 80. But hold off on raising CYA very much until the water is clear.
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    FC is 4.3 and total hardness is 94. water temp is 78, 25K gallon Intellichlor, vinyl liner. Opened pool with shock and algecide and ran the boost all week. All looks great just cloudy.
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    I'm not sure how you are getting the numbers your are reporting with the K-2006.

    That said, it appears to me you need a lot more chlorine to clear your pool. Save your money on the algaecide.....it's not helping much.

    Reading Pool School on How to Shock your Pool would be very helpful.
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    ok. added chlorine and just re-tested. here are the results.

    FC- 7.2 with no chlorine present. Did I do this correctly?
    PH- 7.7
    TA- 110
    TH- no test. missing a reagent
    Shouldnt the FC have lowered after adding chlorine?
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    You've got some abbreviations confused...

    FC - free chlorine
    TC - Total chlorine
    CC - combined chloramines
    CH - calcium hardness
    CYA- Cyanuric Acid
    pH - pH

    Can you post these corrected results?
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    FC is free chlorine, ie how much chlorine is in the pool. When you add chlorine, the free chlorine level goes up.
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    I had TA as total Alkalinity 110. It should be calcium carbonate CH? All the others are correct?
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    FC is free chlorine, ie how much chlorine is in the pool. When you add chlorine, the free chlorine level goes up.
    Does that translate to me needing to maintain a high level of FC until the pool clears and then allow the Intellichlor to maintain from then on?
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    Quote Originally Posted by Zapata596
    Does that translate to me needing to maintain a high level of FC until the pool clears and then allow the Intellichlor to maintain from then on?
    Yes. That isn't exactly what I said, but yet you are correct.
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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    ok. I think Im on the path to starting to understand this chemistry now... lol. I have been reading and reading everything on this site and love all of the great info. Now I just have to put it all to the water over the wknd and see how I do. Thanks for all of the input and I will keep informed.

    1) 25k gallon Intellichlor
    2) Sand filter
    3) In ground
    4) Vinyl
    5) Philadelphia area

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    Re: yes... another cloudy pool

    GOT IT!!! the higher FC level cleared it right up. Thanks TFP! Have a happy Memorial wknd!
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    3) In ground
    4) Vinyl
    5) Philadelphia area

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