Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: First Time Shocker

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    38

    First Time Shocker

    After shocking the pool and losing less than 1 ppm in an overnight period, how long does it typically take for the cloudiness to clear up? I have lost less than 1 ppm in an overnight, yet the water still is a bit cloudy and my CC is still at 2.0. Thank you, in advance, for your help.
    30,000 gallon, IG, Vinyl, Sand Filter, Hayward Super Pump - 3450 RPM, 1.5 HP
    South Central Kentucky

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: First Time Shocker

    With CC > 0.5 and cloudy water you have to continue the shock process even though you passed the OCLT once.

    A sand filter is the least efficient to clear the cloudy water (although the easiest to clean). It can take several days to clear up, but you should notice progress. Adding a little DE to the filter toward the end of the process can help clear the water.
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Bowling Green, KY
    Posts
    38

    Re: First Time Shocker

    Where can I buy the DE typically?
    30,000 gallon, IG, Vinyl, Sand Filter, Hayward Super Pump - 3450 RPM, 1.5 HP
    South Central Kentucky

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Tucson, AZ
    Posts
    37,389

    Re: First Time Shocker

    Pool store. Maybe home depot / Lowes. Not sure about Walmart.

    Posted with Tapatalk ... sorry if I sound short ... hate typing on phone
    Jason, TFP Moderator
    18k IG pebblesheen pool, Hayward ProLogic P4 w/ T-15 SWG, Pentair 1HP 2-speed Superflo, Hayward 6020 DE filter
    500 sqft Heliocol solar panels, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 test kit w/ SpeedStir
    Pool School + Test Kit + PoolMath = A TROUBLE FREE POOL
    If you found TFP helpful and we saved you money ... Become a TFP Supporter!

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    341

    Re: First Time Shocker

    I saw cartons at Lowe's today for half price. Probably last years stuff, but I'm sure it would work just fine.
    18'x48" AG
    Pentair 1 1/2 HP Dynamo Pump
    Sand Dollar Sand Filter w/ Zeobrite
    Lil Shark Vacuum System
    Hard Plumbed

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Richard320's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)
    Posts
    18,768

    Re: First Time Shocker

    Quote Originally Posted by mpacheco72
    I saw cartons at Lowe's today for half price. Probably last years stuff, but I'm sure it would work just fine.
    DE is a few million years old already. One more year won't make it go bad.

    You want pool DE, not gardener's DE.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Amarillo, Texas
    Posts
    341

    Re: First Time Shocker

    It was in the pool section. You might check there if you want a deal.
    18'x48" AG
    Pentair 1 1/2 HP Dynamo Pump
    Sand Dollar Sand Filter w/ Zeobrite
    Lil Shark Vacuum System
    Hard Plumbed

  8. Back To Top    #8
    techguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Antelope, CA
    Posts
    2,687

    Re: First Time Shocker

    When buying DE, my local pool store is less expensive than HD or Lowes... it pays to know the local shops prices, as well as the big boxes. Leslie's always has the highest prices that I see.
    -- Guy --
    10K gallons in 21' Round 52 inch wall Aqualeader AG, Hayward Power Flow LX 1.5 HP pump motor, Hayward Perflex EC50AC DE filter w/Cellulose, Wide mouth skimmer, 2013 new Diver Dan (craigslist) to replace the faded old Hayward AquaBug. TF-100

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •