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    Blue Cloudy Water

    Ok I have blue cloudy water, me and my wife, have been doing the slam treatment, we are not at home during the day, but we check 3 times a day, before wark 7am, then lunch 12 or so then evening after sun settles, and never with in an hour of adding bleach. We have maintained over 24 FC at alltimes and took 3 days to break the greeen color of algea. We have had blue cloudy water only today. We will continue with this process till our late night reading stays with in 1ppm with our morning reading. But my question I havent seen answered yet is, when you achieve the 1ppm reading over night vs morning testing, will the cloudiness go away?

    We averaging about 6 gallons of bleach a day to maintain above the 24 FC it has peaked to 35 at its hishest point but only once. Just cant get the 1ppm difference. We add at morning noon and night. We use the pool calculator for 28 FC readings, and adjust our bleach according to that. The one time 35 reading I believe was from using 8.75 vs 6% and changing the calculator to do so.
    AGP/14500/ 24' round/Rec WareHouse SandFilter/Hayward Skimmer
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    Re: Blue Cloudy Water

    I think the directions for the overnight chlorine loss test say you can quit when
    1-CC is .5 or less
    2-lose less than 1ppm overnight
    3-water is clear
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    Re: Blue Cloudy Water

    will the cloudiness go away?
    Yes, but how long that will take depends a great deal on the capacity and quality of your filter and your efforts to vacuum and brush the pool.

    If your filter is undersized (probably) that is going to increase the length of time it will require to clear your pool.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
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    Re: Blue Cloudy Water

    Thanks Dave, I did change out to all new sand, redid all the plumbing, but its still just a standard sand filter. I just wasnt sure how long the process could take as well. But I will keep at it. from all this testing I will ordering some replacements as well.
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    Re: Blue Cloudy Water

    from all this testing I will ordering some replacements as well.
    (Just kidding)

    Remember to run that filter 24/7 and backwash anytime your psi rises by 25%. You should be seeing some improvement, even if small, on a daily basis.
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    Re: Blue Cloudy Water

    What type of ladder do you have? Might want to check that if there is anywhere algae can be hiding.
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    Re: Blue Cloudy Water

    Confer Plastics A-Frame 7200 (Ladder)

    And I do back wash but @22 psi
    Filter is running 24/7 but I havent backwashed but once, since the backwash it hasnt got above 15 psi
    AGP/14500/ 24' round/Rec WareHouse SandFilter/Hayward Skimmer
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