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    cloudy water

    i have tested the water and everything is in normal range. i add a 1/2 a chlorine tablet (recommended) when the other one dissolves. i add super shock on Saturday evening and vacuum the pool on sunday morning. i have a sandpro pump and filter which i run approximately 6 hrs a day. from sunday to at least the next Thursday, the water is blue, but cloudy. it seems like it's only clear a couple days a week. what do i need to read to find out what i am doing wrong? i am following all the directions on the chemicals that are recommended. this is the first pool i have ever owned. it is an intex above ground pool. it is 18' x 48". it holds 5,060 gallons of water. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance!

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    Jun 2012
    Howell, NJ

    Re: cloudy water

    "Normal Range" doesn't help us. Our ranges are different from the pool store ranges. I suggest you order one of the recommended test kits, linked to in my signature, and do some reading up in pool school.
    7 year old ~13,500 gal 24' AGP with 1.5 hp Proline pump, 150 sqft Pleatco cartridge, filled with well water with pH of about 4.5.
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    Cloudy Pool? 1) Order test kit. 2) Follow SLAM
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: cloudy water

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    As John said, we rely on specific test results to provide accurate recommendations, so a good test kit is a must. Also many of our recommendations are different than the information found on the products (many of which you should not likely be using anyway) and certainly different than what a pool store would recommend.

    Generally if the water is cloudy you need to SLAM the pool. [slam:1ymr2okv][/slam:1ymr2okv] To do that correctly, again you need a good test kit.

    Although, your pool is fairly small and if you have an algae bloom, water replacement can often be quickly and cheaper.

    You will find a ton of information in Pool School to help you learn.
    Start with ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry and work your way down the list
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