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    long can it take to clear up

    After i have been keeping pool in shock level for 4-5 days water had cleared some but still cloudy,at lease it's not green.how long can this take before seeing bottom? I know it's probably not a certain number but any idea's. here my lastest num.
    FC-35
    PH-7.4
    TA- 200-220
    Cal. hard.-300
    been running pump 24 hrs.
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    Re: long can it take to clear up

    As long as you're maintaining, probably about the time you're completely out of POP (pool owner patience) and ready to give up :~}

    Go look at the other green to sparkly threads from the past couple months. The sagas and images will give you the POP you need. These pools just "turn" one day or night and surprise the owner.

    Keep the faith, maintain shock level. It will happen. It always does.
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    Re: long can it take to clear up

    With a sand filter it can take upward of 7-10 days. What is your CYA level?
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    Re: long can it take to clear up

    ops , forgot yo post that.
    cya-50 and still climing
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    Re: long can it take to clear up

    You probably want to switch to liquid clorine so that CYA does not go higher. What is your CC?
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    Re: long can it take to clear up

    well i messed up on water testing, come to find out my levels are not in shock mode.
    fc-1.25
    CC-1.5
    Ph-7.4
    have to start ove and dump more bleach.
    24' AGP sandstone,12,000 gal , cricupool rj30 SWG,fas-dpd test kit. BBB

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    Re: long can it take to clear up

    Were you using the 25ml sample and counting each drop as .5ppm?

    If so, then you should be able to convert yesterday's test results. You said 35ppm, so that means you added 70 drops?

    70 x .2 = 14ppm

    And that explains why it's all but gone today. You were 2ppm under shock. CC looks good today though so it's probably only a minor setback. I would bet your pool will start behaving very soon.
    Where kids swim in 54 degree water, turn blue, and giggle happily cuz they got a POOL!
    Year 3 BBB -15' x 48" Intex Metal Frame - Was using (2) 1000gph Intex cartridge filters (see Full time pumping Intex). 2012, converted to 1600gph and sand filter+SWG = Sand filter love affair!
    Don't waste time and energy looking for a better value on test kits, the TF100 is the best deal around. I did the looking and spent the extra money, but you don't have to make the same mistake. Just go here: TFTestkits. I use Pool Calculator for min/max, and shocking chlorine levels.

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