Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Cloudy Water

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    14

    Cloudy Water

    Is there something other than algae that can turn your water cloudy? Pool was clear last night but is getting cloudy today. Not green, just not clear. Can still see the bottom.

    PH 7.8
    FC 3.5
    CC 0
    Overnight Loss 1
    TA 100
    CH 290
    CYA 80
    Temp 80

    I was planning on slamming but when I saw there was FC and the CC remained 0, it made me question whether something else could be the cause. Should I slam it anyway?

    Rick
    30000 Gallon Gunite Pool
    StaRite system 3 cartridge filter MDL S8M150 450 sq ft
    1hp Max E Flo pump MDL P6RA6E-205L
    8 Gallon Liquidator w/ 3/8 inch Upgrade

  2. Back To Top    #2
    pwrstrk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Elverson Pa.
    Posts
    4,758

    Re: Cloudy Water

    Your FC is below the min for your CYA level of 80. You FC levels should be 6-9 ppm and not below 6 ppm.

    Low FC will cloud the water. Try raising the FC up and see if that clears it up. If not SLAM it.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    14

    Re: Cloudy Water

    The FC level bothered me a little because it normally sits at between 5 and 7. Because I have the liquidator installed I have been running it closer to the SWG levels but the 3.5 is lower than normal. That procedure might be biting me in the butt right now.

    I turned up the liquidator so the levels should be coming up now.

    Rick
    30000 Gallon Gunite Pool
    StaRite system 3 cartridge filter MDL S8M150 450 sq ft
    1hp Max E Flo pump MDL P6RA6E-205L
    8 Gallon Liquidator w/ 3/8 inch Upgrade

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Richard320's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)
    Posts
    18,768

    Re: Cloudy Water

    Quote Originally Posted by Rwagen
    The FC level bothered me a little because it normally sits at between 5 and 7. Because I have the liquidator installed I have been running it closer to the SWG levels but the 3.5 is lower than normal. That procedure might be biting me in the butt right now.

    I turned up the liquidator so the levels should be coming up now.

    Rick
    I wouldn't even wait for that. Just dump jugs in manually until you get to 9 FC, or even a few points above that, and see what it looks like tomorrow.
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    14

    Re: Cloudy Water

    Did not want it to get away from me so I brought the FC up to 26 last night. The pool was clear this morning. Will bring it back up tonight just to be safe.

    One thing I learned yesterday. This is a newly purchased house and the previous owners never used the sprinkler system because they did not have anything in the back to water. I turned the main valve on and someplace under the pool deck the sprinkler line is leaking. The deck gets wet and water is coming into the pool in one of the corners. Correct me if I am wrong but I think the only way to solve this is to cut a hunk of concrete out, repair the leak, then pour new deck. Could that water entering the pool cause my cloudiness issue? The water level came up about 1 inch in the pool before I figured it out and shut off the sprinkler main.

    Rick
    30000 Gallon Gunite Pool
    StaRite system 3 cartridge filter MDL S8M150 450 sq ft
    1hp Max E Flo pump MDL P6RA6E-205L
    8 Gallon Liquidator w/ 3/8 inch Upgrade

  6. Back To Top    #6
    pwrstrk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    Elverson Pa.
    Posts
    4,758

    Re: Cloudy Water

    Rick make sure you pass these three tests just to make sure your good

    1 water is crystal clear
    2 CC of 0.5 or less
    3 pass the OCLT

    I doubt the water coming in the pool caused the cloudiness. The low FC was the suspect.
    Jeff
    24'x54" AG Morada RTR (by wilbar) 13'500 gal. Hayward Powerflo Matrix 1hp 2 speed. Hayward Perflex EC65 DE filter.

  7. Back To Top    #7

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    14

    Re: Cloudy Water

    Will do.

    Rick
    30000 Gallon Gunite Pool
    StaRite system 3 cartridge filter MDL S8M150 450 sq ft
    1hp Max E Flo pump MDL P6RA6E-205L
    8 Gallon Liquidator w/ 3/8 inch Upgrade

  8. Back To Top    #8

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,084

    Re: Cloudy Water

    Correct me if I am wrong but I think the only way to solve this is to cut a hunk of concrete out, repair the leak, then pour new deck.
    Don't do that. Reroute your sprinkler line so that you intercept it before it goes under the deck and then reconnect it so it hooks back up at a point outside of the deck area.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  9. Back To Top    #9

    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    Posts
    14

    Re: Cloudy Water

    If I wouldn't have moved to El Paso where they believe in pouring concrete everywhere, that would be easier. My pool is connected to the house with concrete and the concrete starts on each side of the house and covers from property line to property line. An option would be to run a new water line around the other side of the house by cutting a trench through the concrete. At least then, none of the sprinkler stuff would be running under or around the pool. That would save me having to try and repair the pool deck and match what is already there.

    Would the broken sprinkler line under the pool deck cause any problem if I just ran new and left it in place?

    Rick
    30000 Gallon Gunite Pool
    StaRite system 3 cartridge filter MDL S8M150 450 sq ft
    1hp Max E Flo pump MDL P6RA6E-205L
    8 Gallon Liquidator w/ 3/8 inch Upgrade

  10. Back To Top    #10

    In the Industry

    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    30,084

    Re: Cloudy Water

    Would the broken sprinkler line under the pool deck cause any problem if I just ran new and left it in place?
    No.
    Dave S.
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •