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Thread: Cloudy & 0 FC

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    Jul 2011
    Penobscot(The town, not the county,) Maine

    Cloudy & 0 FC

    I have a brand new pool put up about a month ago. We didn't add chemicals for about a week. The ph was low for awhile then I brought it up. The entire time I have shown no chlorine on my test strips. For about a week there has been a settlement on the bottom that makes it cloudy whenever we swim. It takes about 12 hours to settle back down, then it is clear. I vacuumed some of it out but some still remains.

    I have a 9440 gal, AG UltraFrame pool. It uses a Krystal Clear Model 635T Filter Pump, which take cartridges. It has only been set up for a month, so I am a rookie in the pool business.

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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: Cloudy & 0 FC

    Strips are notoriously inaccurate. You need a good test kit. See Pool School for Test Kit Comparison.

    For now, if you could take a water sample to a pool store and post test results back here, that will be helpful.

    What chemicals have you added to the pool?

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    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Cloudy & 0 FC

    The first thing to do is to raise the PH up to at least 7.2, higher if you are using trichlor tablets.

    Then you are going to need to properly shock the pool. See the instructions in Pool School.
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