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Always start your own thread when you have a question and prevent hijacking Butterfly
Not to high-jack a post, but I too am having brown muddy water. First, can you take a look at my signature to verify my setup and tell me if this setup is adequate for my pool, secondly, can you suggest something other than vacuuming? I know this may come as comical, but I put my garden hose in, fill the pool to a very high level, as to give me time to vacuum to waste and not empty below the skimmer, and I start vacuuming. I had the river flood from storm Irene if you don't recognize the name. As I start vacuuming (which I can't see a darn thing as I do this) the water gets almost a black or super dark brown with a stench to it (probably a mix of river mud and decaying leaves, maybe even the smell of live and dead algae) and the pump basket gets plugged instantly. Pretty much as soon as I purge the vacuum line of any air, and then I have to shut it down and clean out, and start again. This is super daunting and I cant see what I am doing to get it clean. Should I be shocking the water until I can see the bottom and then go from there? When I can get the mud color in the pool to settle down, it looks green and cloudy. Is the cloudy part a sign for a need for flocculant?