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    cloudy water - need some help

    I have a 11.5K in ground pool with DE filter. Been using the BBB method. I've had very clear water but recently had some algae show up due to low chlorine.

    my numbers were

    FC 1
    CC .5
    Ph 7.8
    TA 130
    CH 375
    CYA 50

    put in 10 oz of MA and then put in 360 oz of 8.25 bleach to get to shock level

    tested tonight and have

    FC 20
    CC .5
    PH 7.5
    TA 130
    CH 375
    CYA 50

    water is now cloudy. I suppose it could be dead algae. should I just keep running the pump/filter overnight and then test in the morning?

    Thanks for help.

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    Re: cloudy water - need some help

    Yes. You should continue to run the pump and maintain SLAM level chlorine until you pass the 3 criteria to stop.
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    Re: cloudy water - need some help

    +1

    Just keep pounding it, and things will clear up.
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    Re: cloudy water - need some help

    Brush, filter, bleach, time. It'll clear. If you have a sand filter, it could take a while to get sparkling again. There's a how-to article in Pool School that tells how to add DE to a sand filter.
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    Re: cloudy water - need some help

    you might also study this method too.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...ol-Why-and-How
    it may help keep it clean of algae in the future.
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    Re: cloudy water - need some help

    borates should be the last thing on dcar00's mind ... completely optional and unnecessary if chlorine is maintained.
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