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    Pool still cloudy

    It's been a week now since I first shocked my very green swamp pool. I have since cleaned out all the leaves and bugs that were in it, but it is still very very cloudy white.
    I have added algae guard a couple days ago, and am currently shocking the pool for the second straight day. I have a sand filter, that has been running non stop since i first shocked it, but the water is still completely cloudy.
    what can i do?

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    Re: Pool still cloudy

    I am unclear if you are accurately following the Shock PROCESS ... or just throwing in something the pool store sold you that will "shock" the pool.

    Post up a full set of test results.
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    Re: Pool still cloudy

    It would help if you added your location in your profile and pool and equipment info in your sig.

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    Re: Pool still cloudy

    it's a 12x24x4' vinyl above ground pool. the filter is 1.5hp pump with 22inch sand filter. I do believe the first week I didn't keep a good constant shock level but added several bags of dichlor, so my cya is probably around 40-45 according to the calculator. I have now however switched to bleach only.

    The only test kit I have is OTO right now
    FC is showing orange, so I know it's probably above 15ppm
    ph around 7.5
    alkalinity around 400 (hard well water)
    calcium hardness 330

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    Re: Pool still cloudy

    Well, with a CYA of 40-45, you need to maintain the FC around 16ppm ... that is just not possible without the FAS-DPD test. Also you need that test in order to check 2 of the 3 criteria listed in Pool School to know when you are done with the shock process.

    You can try a little DE in the filter (see Pool School) to see if that helps clear the water.

    Also the pH test is not valid when FC > 10ppm.
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    Re: Pool still cloudy

    + 1 on what jblizzle just said. A good test kit like the TF100 is key to maintaining your pool and doing the shock process.


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    Re: Pool still cloudy

    well i can't get one at this moment, so should i just try and maintain shock until the water is completely clear?

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    Re: Pool still cloudy

    It will be hard to maintain shock level without knowing what your FC level is. The kit will save time and money.


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