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    Need a little help with cloudy salt water AG pool

    My husband is a little busy these days so I'm having to learn how to manage and test the pool. It has been green for a little over a week. I believe I'm on the right track, but thought I would throw out my test numbers to you all since it is still so cloudy.

    Todays numbers 8/1/2012:

    Ph 7.5
    CYA 90
    FC 11.5 (Added 96 oz of bleach 24 hours ago cause chlorine was 0 yesterday)
    CC 1.0
    TC 12.5

    Also, added clarifier 24 hours ago. Here is the picture from today. It is still cloudy and I can barely see the bottom, but I feel like I'm getting closer.

    This picture is from 7/28/2012



    This is 7/29/2012



    This is 7/31/2012



    This is today, 8/1/2012



    It's definitely looking better, but is still really cloudy. Any ideas what will push it back to clear in time for weekend swimming.

    Thanks for your help!
    Bamagal25 - Toney, AL
    18ft AG, 6,000 gallons
    Sand filter, SWG
    Installed 6/2011

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    Re: Need a little help with cloudy salt water AG pool

    Keep the shocking! That should clear up that last bit real good. Very nice job!
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    Re: Need a little help with cloudy salt water AG pool

    That's good progress. Keep shocking and filter running 24/7. It can take a sand filter 7+ days to filter out all the dead algae particles
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    Re: Need a little help with cloudy salt water AG pool

    Excellent progress! If you keep it up you'll be so proud of your crystal clear pool! And you'll love all the compliments!
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    Re: Need a little help with cloudy salt water AG pool

    Shocked again last night and it looks about the same today...maybe slightly less cloudy. How many times do I shock? OR Do I just wait it out now? Thanks everyone!
    Bamagal25 - Toney, AL
    18ft AG, 6,000 gallons
    Sand filter, SWG
    Installed 6/2011

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    Re: Need a little help with cloudy salt water AG pool

    read "How to Shock Your Pool" up in Pool School. It is a different process than what you are doing. You are still close but you need more time and MUCH more chlorine.
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