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    Cloudy Water still

    Split off of this topic. Please ask questions in your own topic. JasonLion

    I have the same issue. Only exception is i have a cartridge filter instead of sand. I backed washed a few times last week and changed the filter. Should I use a clarifier? Or let the filter run until the pool becomes clear?
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    Re: Cloudy Water still

    Quote Originally Posted by solobro
    Should I use a clarifier? Or let the filter run until the pool becomes clear?
    Clarifiers have mixed reviews here. I'll answer your question with a question....How much money do you want to spend?
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    Re: Cloudy Water still

    Could you post a complete set of water test results and also describe how the water looks?
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    Re: Cloudy Water still

    As little as possible....but all suggestions are welcomed.
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    Re: Cloudy Water still

    Sorry, didn't realize we had a new poster. In general, you don't need clarifiers. However, I'll echo Jason....what kind of test results do you have?
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    Re: Cloudy Water still

    FC-4ppm
    CYA-60ppm
    TA-70ppm
    pH-7.6
    CH-140ppm
    Phosphates-0
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    Re: Cloudy Water still

    Quote Originally Posted by solobro
    FC-4ppm
    CYA-60ppm
    TA-70ppm
    pH-7.6
    CH-140ppm
    Phosphates-0
    Aha!! We have a clue!
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    FC is too low for that CYA level. It should never get below 5. pool-school/shocking_your_pool will guide through what to do.
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    Re: Cloudy Water still

    Thanks for the tip.
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    Re: Cloudy Water still

    Also, if the water is cloudy, odds say you have algae. I would bring it up to shock level.

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