Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: cloudy pool

  1. Back To Top    #1
    bof's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Cyprus
    Posts
    157

    cloudy pool

    Hi All

    Had a really sparkling pool then overdosed on chlorine and pool has gone cloudy, but you can still see the bottom and is 1.4 m deep/
    Chlorine is at 5
    TA is 150
    pH is 7.5

    Any ideas as I do not want to just pore chemicals in and the people here know everything about every thing you know what I mean.

    Thanks in advance

    Ian (I will know what i am doing one day)
    Living in Cyprus
    In ground overflow pool tiled 12m X 4m 19507 Us gals 16243 Imp gals
    1 Kw motor 15 cu m per min Sand filter
    I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but it was just some PERSON with a torch walking toward me.
    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,084

    Re: cloudy pool

    I don't know what you mean by "overdosed" but, regardless, that did not make your pool cloudy.

    Is it improving?
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3
    BoDarville's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    DFW, Texas
    Posts
    3,840

    Re: cloudy pool

    What kind of chlorine did you add? If it was calcium hypochlorite (Cal-Hypo), a powdered type of chlorine, it is common for the water to turn cloudy after it is added. This is due to the calcium in that type of chlorine. It will gradually clear over several days.

    This is one reason we recommend liquid bleach for chlorine. It has no undesirable side effects.
    Gold Supporter, TFP Lifetime Supporter, 26,680 gal Plaster IGP 3.5 - 10' depth / Attached Waterfall Spa, Manually Chlorinated, Triton Sand Filter, 1.5 HP * 1.1 SF = 1.65 SFHP 1-speed Pentair WhisperFlo WF-26 Pump, 400K BTU NG Teledyne Laars Series One Heater, Polaris 360, Test Kit Comparison, Chlorine/CYA Chart, SLAMing Your Pool, OCLT
    A good test kit is an investment, not an expense.

  4. Back To Top    #4
    bof's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Cyprus
    Posts
    157

    Re: cloudy pool

    Thanks for the replies
    Yes I added cal Hypo and I will be keeping a close eye on it over the next few days preferably from in the pool.

    Ta.
    Living in Cyprus
    In ground overflow pool tiled 12m X 4m 19507 Us gals 16243 Imp gals
    1 Kw motor 15 cu m per min Sand filter
    I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but it was just some PERSON with a torch walking toward me.
    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

  5. Back To Top    #5
    bof's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Cyprus
    Posts
    157

    Re: cloudy pool

    Hi all

    Pool still cloudy
    chlorine 5
    TA 110
    pH 7.4

    Any suggestions would be gratefully received.
    Living in Cyprus
    In ground overflow pool tiled 12m X 4m 19507 Us gals 16243 Imp gals
    1 Kw motor 15 cu m per min Sand filter
    I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but it was just some PERSON with a torch walking toward me.
    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Mod Squad zea3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Houston, Texas
    Posts
    9,200

    Re: cloudy pool

    Hi, could you also post results for CH and CYA? What kit are you using to perform the tests?
    TFP Moderator
    Helpful links: TF Test Kits,TFP Pool School, PoolMath
    Vogue 21' round AG, Pentair 1 hp 2 speed pump, 36 sq ft DE filter, Hayward S180T 150# sand filter, Houston, Texas
    Love TFP? Become a
    TFP Supporter!

  7. Back To Top    #7
    bof's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Cyprus
    Posts
    157

    Re: cloudy pool

    Thanks zea3
    The CH is 500 and that is the water type for this island
    I do not have a tester for CYA
    My test kit is a 1200V from Bioguard
    I am running my pool pump for one two hoursin the morning and one hour in the late afternoon.
    A neighbor has suggested I change the pump times to one hour in the morning , two hours midday and one hour late afternoon. He said my setup was for the winter period.
    Living in Cyprus
    In ground overflow pool tiled 12m X 4m 19507 Us gals 16243 Imp gals
    1 Kw motor 15 cu m per min Sand filter
    I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but it was just some PERSON with a torch walking toward me.
    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

  8. Back To Top    #8
    harleysilo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Georgia
    Posts
    1,924

    Re: cloudy pool

    I don't think your are running your filter (i.e. your pump) long enough to clear it up. If your pool is cloudy it needs the shock process which calls for 24/7 filtration.
    18'x43' Sport Pool
    19,000 Gallons Vinyl Liner 3'-3.5'-4'
    SWCG and D.E. Filter
    Test Kits - Pool Calculator - Chlorine/CYA Chart - Pool School

    Secret Weapon for Pool Chemistry Testing

  9. Back To Top    #9
    bof's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Cyprus
    Posts
    157

    Re: cloudy pool

    Hi harleysilo (nice name)
    Will do a shock
    Living in Cyprus
    In ground overflow pool tiled 12m X 4m 19507 Us gals 16243 Imp gals
    1 Kw motor 15 cu m per min Sand filter
    I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but it was just some PERSON with a torch walking toward me.
    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

  10. Back To Top    #10
    harleysilo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    North Georgia
    Posts
    1,924

    Re: cloudy pool

    Please review pool-school/shocking_your_pool so that you get this taken care of as quickly as possible. Do you know the capacity of your Sand Filter? It's size? Model etc? It could just be that your filter needs to run more hours per day. If you pass the OCLT pool-school/overnight_fc_test you don't need to shock, you just need patience and more filter time. I've read sand filter's aren't the best at filtering out the fine particles. You could try pool-school/add_de_to_a_sand_filter to improve the filtering.
    18'x43' Sport Pool
    19,000 Gallons Vinyl Liner 3'-3.5'-4'
    SWCG and D.E. Filter
    Test Kits - Pool Calculator - Chlorine/CYA Chart - Pool School

    Secret Weapon for Pool Chemistry Testing

  11. Back To Top    #11
    bof's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Location
    Cyprus
    Posts
    157

    Re: cloudy pool

    Thanks for ALL your help I ran the pump for 6 hours and it has already started to clear.

    Great site great people :P

    Thanks.
    Living in Cyprus
    In ground overflow pool tiled 12m X 4m 19507 Us gals 16243 Imp gals
    1 Kw motor 15 cu m per min Sand filter
    I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but it was just some PERSON with a torch walking toward me.
    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •