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    Not quite crystal clear

    Hi, I'm up and running with our pool. It had been left uncovered for a winter and was a mess, just full of leaves and other debris. After putting in a new filter, screwing up for a couple of weeks, then finding this board and getting on the right track, we finally can see the bottom of the pool. It's clear enough that we let the kids in, and I went in for the first time today, including vacuuming and skimming. It's been a 3 week odyssey. The water feels great, no issues for the kids, no smell, no stinging eyes...

    But there is still a lot of fine particles circulating, and you can really tell when you turn on the light. There are a lot of fine particles floating.

    Any advice at this point?

    Levels as of tonight:

    FC - 9
    CC - 0
    pH - between 7.8 and 7.5 (closer to 7.8)
    TA - 240
    CH - 100
    CYA - 30-50

    Just looking for that crystal clear water!
    15,000 gallon
    AG
    Sand
    Pool is a couple of years old, I think this is the third year
    That's it

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    Re: Not quite crystal clear

    Patience!

    Or pool-school/add_de_to_a_sand_filter

    Even with a DE filter loaded with super-perfect-hyper-filtering cellulose, I still see floaters in the light.
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    Re: Not quite crystal clear

    Should I just continue to run the pool filter 24/7? It's pretty much been running for 3 months. I'm not looking forward to the electric bill!
    15,000 gallon
    AG
    Sand
    Pool is a couple of years old, I think this is the third year
    That's it

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    Re: Not quite crystal clear

    Can we see a photo of the pool water?? If you only see the floaters in the light I'd say forget them. I see those always too. They're 100% normal.

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    Re: Not quite crystal clear

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    15,000 gallon
    AG
    Sand
    Pool is a couple of years old, I think this is the third year
    That's it

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    Re: Not quite crystal clear

    The water looks good from my view (laptop).

    You may want to drop your pH down to 7.2 and try to get the TA down some.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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    Re: Not quite crystal clear

    I'd run the pump less and call it good. If you notice the color changing down the road, then make a change.

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