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    Opened to a pond, still cloudy and other problems...

    My winter cover had a hole in it and we opened the pool 2 weeks ago to a pond with lots of frogs and green water. After all of the organic material was vacuumed and scooped out, I brought the pool water level up to where it is supposed to be and added the chemicals needed. I shocked it 3 times hoping that it would kill anything else that tried to start blooming. We still have cloudiness, but it is not improving. I shocked it again last night but was hoping this morning after running the pump all night it would be fairly clear, but it was not. Here are my current numbers:

    TA: 50
    PH: 7.2
    Chlorine: 6.0 (post shock)
    CYA: 70
    Salt: 2150

    Also, I have noticed that there are some floating things in the pool that kind of resembles soap, but its not really foamy. I read that it could be from air on the suction side. I have replaced the o-ring on the pump lid but it still appears that there is some bubbles in that basket. I am not sure what else to check.
    24' AGP
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump
    Hayward Pro Series S180T 150lb sand filter
    Intex 54601EG Krystal Clear SWG
    Diver Dave pool cleaner

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    Re: Opened to a pond, still cloudy and other problems...

    You need to SLAM the pool to get it clear. read "SLAM" in the "How To" section up in Pool School. Your FC should be @ 28 ppm and HELD THERE until you complete the SLAM.


    Completing the SLAM involves 3 parameters to meet.
    1. Your pool water is sparkling
    2. Your CC's are .5ppm or less
    3. You can hold your FC overnight without losing more than 1ppm.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Opened to a pond, still cloudy and other problems...

    Your CYA is quite high, so your FC will need to be too.... Duraleigh is very correct...
    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Opened to a pond, still cloudy and other problems...

    CYA is normal for SWG according to pool school.


    24' AGP
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1.5hp pump
    Hayward Pro Series S180T 150lb sand filter
    Intex 54601EG Krystal Clear SWG
    Diver Dave pool cleaner

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    Re: Opened to a pond, still cloudy and other problems...

    Yes for SWG its totally normal, I have a vinyl pool, but when SLAMming your pool, your FC needs to match the CYA....

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    Intex Rectangle 18 x 9 x 52', 4544 gallon (18000 litres), 0.75 hp pool pump, 100 sqft Zodiac Titan Cartridge Filter - 40mm, Stenner Peristaltic Pump chlorine injection system, Intex Over The Wall Skimmer, Intex Fittings with 40mm plumbing Lil Patch Of Heaven. Build/Construction http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...lice-of-heaven

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    Re: Opened to a pond, still cloudy and other problems...

    Shock Level And Maintain. SLAM it Jeff! Don't let up until you can see the head of a penny on the floor.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

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