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    Newbie needs advice!!

    I have been having a problem with cloudy water- turns out my filter wasn't working properly. I have been able to clear the water a lot today by shocking and running the filter. Water took on a weird color last night and i was afraid it was algae. My cc is zero though. My question is...can vacuuming cause the water to cloud up again?
    Here's my most recent results:
    Fc 23
    Cc 0
    Ph 7.6
    Cya 45
    Last night's oclt was less than 1 ppm
    15' wide x30' long x 4.5' deep vinyl above ground, 13,500 gallons, hayward dream line sand filter, hayward power-flo lx pump 1.0 hp, lil shark cleaner

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    Re: Newbie needs advice!!

    Vacuuming could stir up some of the fine debris and make the pool cloudy ... or some of the fine stuff could be making it through your filter.

    Sand filters can sometimes take a while to clear up the pool ... keep at the shocking for a couple more days to be sure.
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    Re: Newbie needs advice!!

    Do you have TA and CH test #'s? If you mention cloudy, we wanna know these, too
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    Re: Newbie needs advice!!

    Sure. TA is 150 (I'm adding dry acid to get it down) and the CH is 40
    15' wide x30' long x 4.5' deep vinyl above ground, 13,500 gallons, hayward dream line sand filter, hayward power-flo lx pump 1.0 hp, lil shark cleaner

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