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Thread: Cloudy pool opening: am I on the right track?

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    Cloudy pool opening: am I on the right track?

    I have been working on my pool for a couple weeks now and seem to be going in circles. I have gotten the floor of the pool clear of some of the muck that had collected down there, but every time I brush it, I stir up giant clouds of "green" which I can only assume to be algae. The pool right now, is clear enough to see to the bottom, but has a green/cloudy hue to it. The weather here in Delaware has been warm enough to try and open it, but still a tad chilly.

    My chemical readings using the test kit came out to:

    PH - 6.88 (digital meter from work makes this test simple)
    FC - 8.5
    CC - .5
    TA - 110
    CH - 210
    CYA - ~33

    I know right away that the PH is a little low. Just want to make sure that I am on the right track.

    I'll post photos later, since I am writing this from work. This is my first year using the sand filter so I am not sure how long to have to expect to wait for it to get crystal clear.

    30' x 52" AGP w/ 1HP Pentair Optiflo 2 speed pump and Pentair SD80 w/ ClearPro 26" Sand Filter

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    Re: Cloudy pool opening: am I on the right track?

    33 is kind of a weird number for CYA.

    Anyway, shock level for a CYA or 35ppm would be a FC of ~14ppm ... so you need to raise that up and continue the shock process.
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