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    Cloudy pool

    I did a slam on May 6th the pool was clear so I didn't do an overniite test I haven't been diligent with the bleach adding and testing. Working allot of hours. Anyway my pool is now cloudy. I did a test on it the other day. I added a couple jugs of bleach. It is starting to clear over the weekend. I can see the bottom drains now. When i did the CYA I filled the tube all the way up and still could see the black dot. I am gonna test when I get home. Another thing I noticed my screws on my returns where rusty looking or discolored. I will post a pic of that later when I get home.
    What is my target # to keep my FC at? My pool is 24,200 gal
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    What is my target # to keep my FC at?
    You have to consult the FC/CYA chart in Pool School. Assuming your CYA is zero, then you need to put in 10 ppm FC and KEEP IT THERE until your pool is clear.

    I suggest you get some CYA ASAP and bring that to 40 ppm. Then, consult your FC/CYA chart for the new FC level.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Sounds like you are being too lax ... add a bunch of bleach one day and calling that a SLAM is far from accurate.

    You need to follow the SLAM Process until you pass all 3 criteria to stop (currently you are failing 2 of the 3 and unknown on the OCLT) ... and then maintain adequate FC for your CYA level.

    As Dave said, I would add about 30ppm of CYA now and start to SLAM.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Where would I get CYA?
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Walmart, hardware stores, pool stores .... it is called conditioner or stabilizer in most places, the ingredient is ideally 100% cyanuric acid.

    Use PoolMath to calculate how much you need.
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    Re: Cloudy pool


    Aqua-Chemical-Stabilizer-3lbs

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    Where would I get CYA?
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    http://www.walmart.com/ip/My-Salt-Po....5-lb/34752155 Thats what you want-- you may have to order it site to store. it says my salt pool, but it works just fine with bleach too. If you can't find it at your local Walmart, you might check out Fleet farm, menards, or kmart for availability.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    My pool is sparkling clear now. My CYA I can still see the black dot with the cylinder all the way full. My chlorine is 1.5. Should I bring my CYA up to 40-50 and then bring my chlorine up to 3-4?
    I bought 2 of the 3# containers of aqua chem. How much of that will I add?
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    By pool math I need 8#'s. I guess I will put in the 6 I have and see what my CYA comes up to.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Sounds like a good plan ... wait a week to retest. But assume it is active once it dissolves to determine your FC level requirements.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    So should I go ahead and get my FC level up. I am having a pool party this Saturday.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Yes.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    The directions said to broad cast in the deep. I tried disssovling one 3# canister in a 5gal bucket of hot water. But it just ended up a glob in the bucket. So I dumped it in. Then I just broadcasted the other canister in. I brushed it around abit before dark. I noticed this morning the material was just sitting on the bottom deep end. About how long will it take to dissolve? Also since I won't have a true CYA for a week. What should I get the FC up to for my party this weekend?
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Vac it up and the filter will capture it.

    btw, we never recommend broadcasting CYA. It will sit on the bottom of the pool and can cause stains. It is acidic. Usually, we recommend using the sock method for adding CYA, but it can be added slowly to the skimmer (to be caught in filter) and leave the filter running.

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    24 hours after adding the CYA, 'assume' it is there and adjust the FC accordingly.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    You should have searched the forum for how to add cya! Instructions I've seen on containers said to pour it in a skimmer--- also NOT recommended here. Definately not in a bucket! It doesn't dissolve fast enough as you've found out the hard way! Brushy brushy brushy!
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Live and learn. I dont have a vac. I use a T2 autobot. I guess I could capture it in the filter bag and retrieve it that way then put in a sock.
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