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Thread: Hellow everyone, I am new to TFP and need help.

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    Hellow everyone, I am new to TFP and need help.

    I have cloudy water for last 14 days. The color of water is more like torquoish. I have shocked the pool four times where FC was 18, 16, 12 and 12. During last 14 days the chemical level were within range. The pump is runing 24/7. Backwash was done when the delta p was about 4.5 PSI. Added algiside twice and there is aquabot runing everynite. Not much coming out of the bottom of the pool through aquabot filter.

    The last reading today are as follow:
    FC 3.5 (yesterday FC was 8.5 and CC 0.5)
    CC 0.5
    PH 7.6
    AL 120
    CYA 90
    CH 180
    Vinyl lining with Hayward S200, SP-2610X15 pump., 1 1/2 HP motor
    Sand Filter- Hayward-model S200 series, 200 # Sand
    Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Hellow everyone, I am new to TFP and need help.

    Welcome to TFP!

    I strongly recommend that you replace water to get your CYA level down to something more reasonable (say 60 or below). With very high CYA levels it takes astronomical amounts of chlorine to clear up problems. You will save yourself a great deal of trouble by lowering CYA first.
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    linen's Avatar
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    Jul 2010
    Twin Cities, MN

    Re: Hellow everyone, I am new to TFP and need help.

    Welcome to tfp, renjhala

    As always, JasonLion beat me is my take:

    How/where are you getting your test numbers?

    Two things that pop out at me:

    1. Your cya level. It is too high to be practical and will require a drain/refill. Shoot for a final cya concentration of 50 ppm.

    2. Shocking...on here it we consider it a process and not an event or a product. See this article for our recommended approach:

    Let us know what questions you have.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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