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    Opening a brown pool.

    Okay...so im newish to BBB method. Converted last summer from baqua.

    Opening numbers:

    pH: 8.2
    FC: 0
    CC: 1
    CH: 180
    TA: 180
    Cya: 0

    So added cya and muratic acid and bleach. Changed from brown to cloudy blue. Lots of vaccum brush backwash.

    4th day of non stop pump running to filter. Old motor died new one got here a few days ago.

    Today early am:

    FC: 14.5
    CC: 1
    CYA: 30
    TA:180
    CH:180
    PH: 7.5

    Just now:

    FC: 12.5
    CC: 0.5

    Still cloudy....

    Two questions.
    1. Safe for kids to swim? Cant see the bottom, however...I think its pretty clean...I've been vacuuming a lot without any noticable debris.

    2. Do just keep on with the shocking process, brushing, etc...till it clears? (Obviously not gonna increase FC to shock levels till after kids done swimming if they go.)

    I know I'm close to shock level for my cya now...but not quite there.

    Any other thoughts are appreciated.

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    Re: Open8ng a brown pool.

    No one should swim if you can't see the bottom. It is impossible to save someone who is drowning if you can't see where they are in the pool.
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    Re: Opening a brown pool.

    I guess I should have been specific. I can tell if there us a pile of dirt in the bottom. Im quite certain I could see anyone in the pool.

    Im more concerned about the chemical levels, which I think should be okay.

    I do appreciate your comment and understand the concern over clarity.

    [Edit] After much thought I realize you were right JasonLion. I sometimes realize that the answer is looking me in the face. No swimming to the pool is clear keep on shocking till I get the job done. Sometimes I tend to succumb to the pressure from my family to swim. [end edit]

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