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    Brown Cloudy Water - not clearing

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    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?
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    Re: Brown Cloudy Water - not clearing

    Someone here posted about vacuuming using a hose to siphon
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    Re: Brown Cloudy Water - not clearing

    can you possibly quote it? I don't see it
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    Re: Brown Cloudy Water - not clearing

    Sorry Bobby I don't remember which post it was in
    The op did say it worked very well
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    Re: Brown Cloudy Water - not clearing

    so just take my existing hose, submerge it and cap it, then pull the exhaust side out and that will vacuum ok?
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    Re: Brown Cloudy Water - not clearing

    Something like that
    You'll have to have the hose lower than your deep end of the pool
    Might take some experimenting but the op did say it worked for him
    1 other thing I know works get the TF100 test kit with the xl option
    So when you start the shock process you'll know what your numbers are to put into the pool calculator
    Wish I could help you more on the vacuuming
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    Re: Brown Cloudy Water - not clearing

    Quote Originally Posted by SkyKid
    Someone here posted about vacuuming using a hose to siphon
    Perhaps it was this post. Even if this is not the post you were thinking of, it's worth a glance.
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    Re: Brown Cloudy Water - not clearing

    Ty BoDarville
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