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    Cloudy water

    Cloudy water... Yesterday in the morning when I checked out the pool everything was fine. By midmorning the outside temperature was over 100 degrees and the pool water was cloudy... what happened?


    Thanks!

    Jim Millhouse from Rockford
    25,000 gal. inground
    vinyl liner
    Hayward sand filter
    Circupool SWG

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    Re: Cloudy water

    Hi jamesmillhouse:

    Do you have recent test results you can post? Barring adding calcium, a filter malfunction, or other event that could have dropped dirt/debris into the pool, you may well have some organic contaminant in the pool. Test results would help confirm that. I would also consider running an OCLT.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Cloudy water is usually the first sign of an algae outbreak. To be certain, we need to see you test results. Please post FC, CC, pH, CYA, CH, and TA.

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