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    is my vacuum adding algae?

    After shocking, my water was sparkling and I passed an OCLT test. Then I vacuumed and the water clouded up. I reshocked but am afraid to vacuum now. Do I need to clean the vacuum hose?

    FC = 12
    CC = 0
    pH = 7.2
    TA = 130 (I know, I know... testing error then too much baking soda)
    Cya = added enough that it should be 40, not reading that yet

    16,000 fiberglass pool

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: is my vacuum adding algae?

    The vacuum probably had nothing to do with it. You are likely stirring up fine particles on the pool floor. Brush and vacuum again (and again) and it should go away.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Northeast Ohio USA

    Re: is my vacuum adding algae?

    I would agree with Dave. My pool is always cloudy after vacuuming, but once the dust settles it is clear again
    Vinyl In-Ground (vinyl) - about 21600 gallons (18x32 Grecian)
    Hayward DE (model 7220?) filter with Multiport valve
    Challenger Hi Flo Pump (3/4 HP)
    Intex SWG
    leaky/non-functioning Raypak Versa Natural Gas Heater *removed*

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