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    Help clearing pool

    Split by moderator from HERE. Please ask questions in your own thread. Thanks, jblizzle

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    I live near Nashville, TN and we had our pool finished last October. We decided not to cover our pool this year b/c we do not have a lot of trees near our pool and checked chemicals throughout the winter. Now that it's finally warming up I have been checking chemicals daily over the last 2-3 weeks and have tonights readings below. Readings are all within range, but the water is cloudy in the deep end and clear in the shallow end. I raised FC to shock levels 2 days ago (raised FC to 16) and cleared up briefly, but the next day looked cloudy again. Question, do I need to maintain shock levels in pools for a few days? Also, the saturation index for my pool is -.9 should that be a concern?

    FC = 5
    cc = 0
    ta = 60
    ch = 60
    cya = 30
    ph = 7.5
    temp 69*
    19K Gal, 38'x28' (free form), depth 3 1/2' to 8 1/2', Vinyl, Astral Variable Pump (P280), 25" Sand Filter, Astral VX SWG,

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    Re: New pool startup questions

    Yes, read the SLAM process Pool School.
    No, you have vinyl pool.
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    New pool startup questions

    Read the SLAM process. Shock Level And Maintain until water is crystal clear, you pass the OCLT test and you have CC of 0.5 or less.
    Your water will clear up pretty fast if you maintain the SLAM level.
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    Re: New pool startup questions

    Thanks. I'll start on that in the morning and provide updates when pool cleans up.
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    Re: Help clearing pool

    Southeastsmiley add some pictures. We would love to see your pool.
    Gerry
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    Re: Help clearing pool

    Attaching a few images.

    Another quick question, I have a SWG and based on CYA / FC chart do I need to raise my CYA at this time or wait until the water warms up a little and then test again?photo 2.jpg
    19K Gal, 38'x28' (free form), depth 3 1/2' to 8 1/2', Vinyl, Astral Variable Pump (P280), 25" Sand Filter, Astral VX SWG,

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    Re: Help clearing pool

    Don't add any more CYA until you've completed the SLAM process, passed the OCLT and are ready to run your SWG every day. The high CYA level is recommended when you are using the SWG as your main source of chlorine. It allows for a shorter duty cycle on your SWG cell which should prolong it's life.
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