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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    This is the 5th year for the sand in the filter.
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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    With your CH level there's not much possibility of calcification so don't worry about the sand.
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    You can stop SLAMing your pool when you pass the OCLT (You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & You have .5ppm CC's or less) & your water is clear.

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    How often should the sand be changed?
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    The only time the sand should be changed is if it's heavily calcified. It doesn't wear out like the pool store says it does.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 1.5hp Dynamo pump. 24" Pentair Sand Dollar Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
    Pool School ----- Pool Math ----- TF-Test Kit
    You can stop SLAMing your pool when you pass the OCLT (You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & You have .5ppm CC's or less) & your water is clear.

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Good. Have I mentioned lately how much I love this site????
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

    http://www.poolcalculator.com/
    pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock
    pool-school/shocking_your_pool
    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Quote Originally Posted by poolmama67
    Received my K-2006 test kit. Check the chlorine levels at 9:05 last night:

    FC-8.5
    CC-.5

    Check all the levels this morning at 8:15 am:
    FC-8
    CC-.5
    PH-7.4
    TA-100
    CH-90
    CYA-20 or less-could still slightly see the black dot with the tube completely full.

    I have granular shock. Can I raise my CYA using that?
    Back to the op's issue. The vast majority of the time, cloudy water means dirty water. Most often water full of algae, or dead algae. Bring your CYA level up to 30 and start shocking. The quicker you do this....the quicker the pool will clear up. Have you tried the OCLT yet? This too will show you JUST how much chlorine your pool is using to fight off any garbage that's living in your pool.

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    Re: I still have a cloudy pool

    Posted on the 27th that water was clear. Water is still clear and I am keeping a close eye on my chlorine levels as to forego any future algae issues. I test daily with test strips and at least weekly with the K-2006 kit.
    24 ft. round ABG-vinyl-15200 gallon
    Sand Filter w/1 1/2 HP pump
    Installed May 2011
    Taylor K-2006 test kit
    BBB method

    http://www.poolcalculator.com/
    pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock
    pool-school/shocking_your_pool
    pool-school/pool_test_kit_comparison

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