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    tlwilson's Avatar
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    Aug 2010

    Cloudy Water

    When we opened 3 weeks ago, the water was crystal clear. After the winter and being closed for 6 months, I somehow didn't have a swamp. Opening was effortless. Now the water is very, very cloudy. There is no color to it, just cloudy. Since we have a Nature 2, I have been keeping the FC right around .8 to 1.0. On Saturday evening, I noticed it was getting a little cloudy and threw in a gallon of 6% clorox, which brought FC to 1.4. It was rainy and cold all day and the pool got cloudier and cloudier. Since I have read that cloudy water warrants a shock treatment, I did so last evening and now the water is even cloudier. Is the higher chlorine combined with the Nature 2 causing the cloudy water? What should I do?
    FC 2.2
    CC <.2
    pH 7.6
    Alk 125
    CH 290
    CYA 40-50
    24,000 Gal In Ground pool
    Vinyl Liner; Sand Filter
    Pentair Intelliflo pump
    Pentair IntelliChlor IC40 SWG
    Raypak Gas Heater

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Cloudy Water

    To be to the point, you are not keeping NEARLY enough chlorine in the pool and you did not shock the pool.

    Pool School will tell you how to shock and then you need to get your chlorine up to a reasonable level (re4ad Pool School again) and disregard your nature 2 which is not helping you.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

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    Oct 2010
    Deep South

    Re: Cloudy Water

    In resolving similar issue on family pools, we normally set our variable speed pumps to a very low speed (IntelliFlow VF to 85-90Watts power use) and set it to run 24 hours/day. That combined with full chemistry balance to ideal values & daily filter cleaning for the first couple days has always resolved item.

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