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Thread: Blue and cloudy,what should we fix first?

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    Join Date
    Jun 2014

    Blue and cloudy,what should we fix first?

    we just started testing at home now and got our kit so we don't know what to adjust first and why or even what are the standards. Right now our pool blue but cloudy and can barely see the top of the last step(which it is a serious improvement since the pool sat for two year in forclosure, it is no longer green at least)

    .5 FC
    1.5 CC

    CH 150 ppm
    Alkalinity 300
    PH 7.5

    CYA im still trying to figure this test out I think it was 30? but last week we had pool store test our total dissolved solids and it was 1200. We have recently drained pool 25% and refilled with fresh water.

    What should we adjust first? chlorine, or alkalinity or adjust ph to go a bit lower? How much of each do I add?
    17K gal , vinyl, .75 HP Hayward Tri Star Pump,Hayward C4025 Filter, Unicel cartridges,

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    Join Date
    May 2014
    Burlington, NC

    Re: Blue and cloudy,what should we fix first?

    I am very new here and don't know much but I suggest the SLAM process. Read about it in Pool School. Use liquid chlorine shock or bleach. Check the Chlorine/CYA chart to know how much to put in and use Pool Math to figure your specific amounts.

    I had trouble with the CYA test also today. You can pour the sample you used back in to the bottle and try the test again with the same sample. It is good for a few minutes according to someone who responded to me today. Do it a few times and see what you get. Watch the video for testing CYA also. It is helpful. Someone reminded me of holding the sample at your waist with the sun behind you.

    Hope that helps!
    18,000 gallon IG vinyl
    Hayward S220T sand filter, replaced sand 2013
    Sta-Rite pump, 1HP?
    New liner, 5/12; pool built in 1981;

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