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    I'm about to lose my mind!

    I have been trying to get this pool clear
    for some time now and nothing helps!
    I have been to the pool store buying everything they suggest
    It's not helping my issue.
    I have shocked and run the filter 24/7
    Readings

    Free chlorine 1.83
    Combined chlorine 0
    Ph 7.6
    12k 24x52 ft AG . 2600 gph pump sand filter set up in April.

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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    Welcome to TFP. How a bout a FULL set of test results? Any CYA in the pool? Using a salt water generator? Momentarily use the pool calculator in pool school and raise your FC to 5 or 6 using bleach---a gallon or so....... till we get some test numbers and more info.
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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    I will just add on one thing to what Woody said. Order one of the recommended test kits (link in my signature).
    John
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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    Well you came to the right place. Your going to have to know the numbers of more tests than that before you get anything done. Did the pool store give you a print out of the test results they took?

    If your willing to listen to the people here and forget what the pool store told you, then you will be in a whole lot better shape than you are now. You will only make things worse if you try to listen to both parties. The pool store failed you but the people here will not. Most people that have the same problem as you that I have seen here end of having to drain alot of water because of what the pool store told them. Im not saying every pool store sucks, but quite a few of them evidently dont know what they are doing. Click on the pool school and try to understand the inner workings of pool water chemistry. If you dont understand then someone here can help you.
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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    It's a chlorine pool no salt cya is 64.
    Did liquid chlorine and fc it's now at 5 I can see the bottom.
    Pool is milky blue at this point.
    12k 24x52 ft AG . 2600 gph pump sand filter set up in April.

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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    What test kit are you using. You cant go by the pool store testing. You need a kit that will test higher than 5.0 ppm. One of the ones we recommend is the one you should have.


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    I am a newbie at this so just the basic test strips I go to the store to have my water tested.
    I had a smaller ag last season never had this problem so I didn't think
    I would need any big test kit this year either.
    Looks like I was wrong. I will order right away.
    12k 24x52 ft AG . 2600 gph pump sand filter set up in April.

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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    Good job. Best move you'll make. Test strips are worthless. When your good kit arrives post a full set of results and we'll help you get this defeated. In the meantime read the SALM process pool-school/chlorine_cya_chart_shock and follow it to the T.


    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    Pool looks awesome! First time all season it has been clear blue!
    All readings are perfect after slamming all weekend vacuuming and sweeping.
    Test kit was not to hard to learn. Thanks for the help.
    12k 24x52 ft AG . 2600 gph pump sand filter set up in April.

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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    Quote Originally Posted by mmarcher
    Pool looks awesome! First time all season it has been clear blue!
    All readings are perfect after slamming all weekend vacuuming and sweeping.
    Test kit was not to hard to learn. Thanks for the help.
    Good job. If you follow what is taught here you should always have crystal clear sparkly water. As in read a dime on the floor in the deep end water, no joke.
    18x36 inground vinyl lined, Hayward sand filter and tablet chrolinator, approx 18k gallon

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    Re: I'm about to lose my mind!

    Going on a week and the pool still looks awesome!
    Readings are good daily and I am not having to kill myself keeping it this way.
    Wish I would have found y'all at the start of the season!

    Thanks again for all the advice.

    Mona
    12k 24x52 ft AG . 2600 gph pump sand filter set up in April.

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