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    Help After HUGE Dust Storm

    Water was sparkling clean before last night when a huge dust storm came in. Had to backwash filter this am, vacuumed & tested water.

    Here are my #'s
    CYA was 80 yesterday
    FC was only 3ppm this am, suspect flow was reduced causing SWG not to work overnight

    Added liquid chlorine to bring FC to 7ppm, just wanted to bring FC up right away. Now after vacuuming the water is still very cloudy. Question is, should I bring FC to shock level now or just wait & see what happens??
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    Re: Help After HUGE Dust Storm

    Shut the pump off overnight so any remaining dust can settle on the bottom then vacuum to waste. Don't try to filter all that dust out, you may end up loosing more water backwashing multiple times than vacuuming to waste once. After the dust is gone you can do an overnight test to see if you need to shock or not. You may want to check the cell and make sure there is no dust in there as well.
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    Re: Help After HUGE Dust Storm

    We all saw your huge dust storm. We're with you, bro. Don't let the sand grind you down, and have a great, clear pool again soon.
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    Re: Help After HUGE Dust Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by zea3
    Shut the pump off overnight so any remaining dust can settle on the bottom then vacuum to waste. Don't try to filter all that dust out, you may end up loosing more water backwashing multiple times than vacuuming to waste once. After the dust is gone you can do an overnight test to see if you need to shock or not. You may want to check the cell and make sure there is no dust in there as well.
    Makes sense as the dust does seem to be floating more than it was this morning. Thanks for the advise.
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    Re: Help After HUGE Dust Storm

    Quote Originally Posted by Water_man
    We all saw your huge dust storm. We're with you, bro. Don't let the sand grind you down, and have a great, clear pool again soon.
    Dust storm was very strange, cant recall anything like it before... Thanks for the well wishes...
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    Re: Help After HUGE Dust Storm

    Anyone from AZ. have pictures of backyards/pools after dust storm?
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    Re: Help After HUGE Dust Storm

    Watching that on TV reminded me of when I used to live in west Texas. We would get one of those every couple of years it seemed.

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    Re: Help After HUGE Dust Storm

    Right now my pool bottom looks like a lake bottom. (Just a little south, in the Tucson area.)
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    Re: Help After HUGE Dust Storm

    Another member dealing with this posted a pic of his pool.
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