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    Water slightly cloudy still

    Well unfortunately my pool was left for a while without being maintained and got just slightly green. So 2 days ago I shocked it and the green is gone / cc is at 0 according to this tester

    http://www.amazon.com/Taylor-K-1515-A-F ... ds=fas+dpd

    I've got my other levels correct. Ph / ta / cya are in range. I've been cleaning out the filter twice over the last couple days and it has been getting stuff out but there's still a slight cloudy look to the pool. You can see the bottom but its not that crystal clear that's expected. Our filter is one of the intex cartridge filters so I was wondering if it just takes a while to clean the water up or if I do need to shock it again.
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    Re: Water slightly cloudy still

    Raise to shock level, and keep it there until overnight FC loss is <1ppm, CC is .5ppm or less, and water is clear. Brush frequently, and keep the pump running.
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    Re: Water slightly cloudy still

    Ok so just to be clear if its still cloudy after shocking that means I didn't shock it enough? I know my pump is a inefficient piece of **** so just making sure.
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    Re: Water slightly cloudy still

    if its still cloudy after shocking that means I didn't shock it enough?
    More correctly, it is likely you didn't shock it long enough.

    The three things that determine the end of the shock process are...
    1. Your pool water is sparkling
    2. Your CC's are .5ppm or less
    3. You can hold your FC overnight without losing more than 1ppm.

    Obviously #1 hasn't been met so keep it at shock value a little longer until your pool clears. Did you pass the other two criteria?
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    Re: Water slightly cloudy still

    I had met 2. fine there wasn't even 0.2ppm registering and 3 I thought I had though I might have tested it wrong. This test takes a lot of drops when shocking :S I've started shocking it again and I'll keep it going till I'm sure it meets all the criteria.
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    Re: Water slightly cloudy still

    Just as a follow up, it may be that your pump and filter have to do the majority of the clearing process from this point on so clean the filter often and run the pump 24/7....vacuum as needed.
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    Re: Water slightly cloudy still

    Yea I'll see how it looks in the morning. This pump isn't powerful enough for a vacuum so I have to depend on its filtering lol that isn't very great. I don't mind waiting a few days just wondered what else to do.
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    Re: Water slightly cloudy still

    Quote Originally Posted by Destoration
    I had met 2. fine there wasn't even 0.2ppm registering and 3 I thought I had though I might have tested it wrong. This test takes a lot of drops when shocking :S I've started shocking it again and I'll keep it going till I'm sure it meets all the criteria.
    You can use only 10ml of pool water instead of 25 and each drop counts as .5 instead of .2. This uses much less reagent.
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    Re: Water slightly cloudy still

    Rubberband a cotton sock to the return and see if that helps it filter more quickly.
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    Re: Water slightly cloudy still

    Quote Originally Posted by crek31
    Rubberband a cotton sock to the return and see if that helps it filter more quickly.
    I'll try that thanks. I tested the pool a bit late this morning but it lost 6ppm and the sun was only up a few hours. Its a bit clearer so I've still got it at shock level.
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