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    filter water white

    I have an aboveground pool. The water that is coming back into the pool is white. I have a sand filter and i just used filter cleaner. How long will it take for the water to come out clear?

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    Re: filter water white

    Are you saying that the water coming from the returns is cloudy?

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    Re: filter water white

    yes the water coming from the return is cloudy

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    Re: filter water white

    What was in the filter cleaner? All that is needed to clean a sand filter is a backwashing.
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    Re: filter water white

    i bought it at a pool store it has citric acid but the water was coming out cloudy before that so i thought that might work

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    why would cloudy water come out of the filter and how do i clear it up

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    Re: filter water white

    When did you last backwash?
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    today

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    Re: filter water white

    Did you backwash until the water was clear? Did you rinse?
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    Re: filter water white

    Yes I backwashed for 5 minutes should I backwash again for longer the water wasn't crystal clear but it was semi clear

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    Re: filter water white

    I would suggest you repeat....I know it takes a lot of water. Backwashing should bring the water up to pretty darn clear...perhaps not sparkling. Importantly, then you must rinse (mine takes over a minute) to resettle the sand bed.....this is the only way to keep junk from blowing back into your pool
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    Re: filter water white

    Is it possible that pollen is getting into the filter from the pool water

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