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    Cloudy water needs to go!

    My pool was neglected for a couple weeks, so it turned green. I started shocking it with bleach, and it went from green, to cloudy. Now the chlorine is really high, (24 FC, using pool water diluted with distilled water and then I multiplied my results by 2) but the water is still stubbornly cloudy. My test kit is the Talyor k-2006. Here are most recent test results: FC 24, Ph 7.5, CYA 40 I didn't test calcium hardness because it's a vinyl summer escapes pool. I have a Hayward sand filter hooked up instead of the one that came with the pool. The filter was recently backwashed, and I added clarifier today to see if that would help, and so far nothing. So what else do I need to do?
    Pool installed early June 2016; filled with a hose; 13,200 gallons
    24' x 52" AG Pentair Sand Filter SD-60 Pentair Dynamo 1.5HP
    Kreepy Krauly E-Z Vac cleaner
    Test kit is the Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Cloudy water needs to go!

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    You should not be diluting water for the FAS-DPD chlorine test, just keep counting the drops until the water turns clear.

    We do not recommend clarifiers.

    Did you follow the SLAM Process?
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    Re: Cloudy water needs to go!

    Just keep on keeping on. Follow the SLAM process. Since you have the 2006 kit that's a little short on reagent...I would suggest using a 5ML water sample and each drop = 1PPM (fas/dpd test) when testing chlorine during the SLAM process. Go back to the 10ML sample when doing the OCLT.


    Keep you FC above 16 at all times and give it some more time. Nothing wrong with 24, gives you more of a buffer) Here is a post that shows it doesn't take anything but chlorine, filtration, and time to turn it from green to clean.

    http://www.troublefreepool.com/oops-...es-t68793.html
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    Re: Cloudy water needs to go!

    Since the chlorine is already high, I don't add anymore unless it get to 15-16 FC, and then add enough to bring it back up to that level?

    Thanks for the reagent saving tip.
    Pool installed early June 2016; filled with a hose; 13,200 gallons
    24' x 52" AG Pentair Sand Filter SD-60 Pentair Dynamo 1.5HP
    Kreepy Krauly E-Z Vac cleaner
    Test kit is the Taylor K-2006

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    Re: Cloudy water needs to go!

    That's correct.
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