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    Woke up to cloudy water this morning!

    I woke up this morning to cloudy water. Here are my test results:

    FC - 20 (I just shocked)
    TA - 160
    CYA - 40
    PH - 7.8

    Do I keep the shock level up until the water clears?

    I live in Ohio and we have had terrible rain here. On 3 separate occasions, I have had to pump at least 3 inches (each time) of water out of the pool, but I thought I was doing a good job keeping up with the balancing.
    Installed Sept 2008. 18 x 36 Flatback Kidney Radiant, Vinyl liner 25,000 inground, Hayward Max-Flo 1 HP Pool Pump SP2807X10 (runs 24/7) , Hayward Pro-Series High Rate Sand Filter Model #S244T, Hayward Heat Pro, Frog chlorinator is turned off, TF-100 Test kit

    Location is Toronto, Ohio, overlooking the Mighty Ohio River. My river days are done. Sold the boat and Waverunner and now prefer a pool over the river.

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    Re: Woke up to cloudy water this morning!

    Yes.

    If you caught it early enough, it could just be an overnight thing.
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    Re: Woke up to cloudy water this morning!

    Thanks. I'm going to keep my fingers crossed.
    Installed Sept 2008. 18 x 36 Flatback Kidney Radiant, Vinyl liner 25,000 inground, Hayward Max-Flo 1 HP Pool Pump SP2807X10 (runs 24/7) , Hayward Pro-Series High Rate Sand Filter Model #S244T, Hayward Heat Pro, Frog chlorinator is turned off, TF-100 Test kit

    Location is Toronto, Ohio, overlooking the Mighty Ohio River. My river days are done. Sold the boat and Waverunner and now prefer a pool over the river.

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    Re: Woke up to cloudy water this morning!

    Your pH and TA are high so if the CH is also high then you might have cloudiness from calcium carbonate over-saturation. Though CH isn't needed for vinyl pools, if yours isn't very low, then the high pH and TA could cloud the pool. Shocking with chlorine raises the pH while the FC is high (unless you first lower the pH before shocking, which is what we recommend if you are shocking to a high FC level).
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    Re: Woke up to cloudy water this morning!

    Got the PH down to 7.2. FC is at shock level and water is clearing. Thanks for your help!
    Installed Sept 2008. 18 x 36 Flatback Kidney Radiant, Vinyl liner 25,000 inground, Hayward Max-Flo 1 HP Pool Pump SP2807X10 (runs 24/7) , Hayward Pro-Series High Rate Sand Filter Model #S244T, Hayward Heat Pro, Frog chlorinator is turned off, TF-100 Test kit

    Location is Toronto, Ohio, overlooking the Mighty Ohio River. My river days are done. Sold the boat and Waverunner and now prefer a pool over the river.

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    Re: Woke up to cloudy water this morning!

    Good job !!


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    Re: Woke up to cloudy water this morning!

    Forgot to post update. My pool cleared up overnight! I caught it early enough. Many of my friends had the same problem, so we think it had to do with the massive amount of rain we've had. I shocked for an extra day just to be on the safe side, but my pool is crystal clear. Thanks everyone!
    Installed Sept 2008. 18 x 36 Flatback Kidney Radiant, Vinyl liner 25,000 inground, Hayward Max-Flo 1 HP Pool Pump SP2807X10 (runs 24/7) , Hayward Pro-Series High Rate Sand Filter Model #S244T, Hayward Heat Pro, Frog chlorinator is turned off, TF-100 Test kit

    Location is Toronto, Ohio, overlooking the Mighty Ohio River. My river days are done. Sold the boat and Waverunner and now prefer a pool over the river.

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