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    Cloudy water

    Things are looking up!

    FC-10
    TC-10
    CC-0
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    TA-110
    CH-180
    CYA-55

    Shocked the pool 2 days ago

    Water is clear...... But slightly cloudy

    I did the over night chlorine test
    Last night FC-15, TC-15
    Today. FC-10, TC-10

    My SWG READS 20% when turned all the way up
    6 bags of salt added since opening several weeks ago

    Salt reading-6000???
    Was 2300 just 2 days ago

    Added 2 40lb bags of salt 2 days ago


    Could this salt reading be altered since shocking?


    My thoughts
    Do you think I need to change my sand again?(done last year)
    I tried adding a small amount of DE into my skimmer and it temporarily cleared the water
    Could the cell SWG need cleaning?
    Could I have algae ?

    Thank you for any help
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    Re: Cloudy water

    No need to change sand.
    You have something living in there because you failed the OCLT.
    Do you mean you can only turn up your SWG to 20%?!?!
    Use pool cal to estimate what all the salt you added did to your pool.

    You didn't quit reach your shock target of 24 for a salt pool with CYA of 60ish.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    If you added 320 lbs of salt it should be more like 2731, what was salt level before addition?
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Does your SWG call for a salt level of-------------6,000? Sounds awful high to me. You're not using the SWG while shocking, are you?
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by susikay
    Shocked the pool 2 days ago
    Shocking is not just a one and done thing, it is a process that has to be followed through with from start to finish.

    What is the finish?
    CC is 0.5 or lower;
    An overnight FC loss test shows a loss of 1.0 ppm or less;
    And the water is clear.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Will try to respond to all questions

    SWG knob keeps turning from off to high ....but the light next to 10% then 20% as I keep turning,light up .....but as I turn all the way up it stays lit at 20%

    Salt level started at 1200, then 2300 just 2 days ago( after 4 bags of salt)
    So I added 2 more bags

    My SWG calls for a level of 3000

    Yes..... Had SWG on when I shocked( Not thinking)

    So at this point I will shut down the SWG
    and shock again


    Any other suggestions?
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    Re: Cloudy water

    I have a vinyl liner
    So....." Following through "with shocking my pool
    How long do I wait to repeat all the testing before reshocking?
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    Re: Cloudy water

    I thought the SWG was okay to have on while shocking since it helps maintain shock levels longer, you just needed to turn it off to perform the OCLT. Either way you do need to shock, and keep it at shock levels.


    Don't need to repeat all tests, just watch chlorine and keep it at or above shock levels. How often to test depends on how fast your losing it...You only lost 5 over night so maybe check every 4 hours. Can go longer if your still at shock levels or check more often if your dropping below shock levels.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    You continually test while shocking to ensure your chlorine level does not drop below you target level.... It's all in pool school....
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Thank you for your help

    Off to get more bleach
    Is it safe to swim with the high shock levels?

    I turned the SWG off while doing the OCLT
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