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    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    milwaukee, wi

    cloudy water

    This is the first year I am trying the Trouble free pool method. My water is cloudy and I can not see the bottom of the pool. This problem began last year and was never resolved. I have a vinyl lined in ground pool approximately 25,000 gallons. I have been adding bleach daily but it disappears quickly. My numbers today are

    TA 190
    calcium hardness 250
    Free chlorine .5
    cc 50
    cya 40

    I will add more bleach tonight but does anyone have any ideas regarding the cloudy water? The filter has been running nonstop for over a week. Last year I drained and replaced about 1/3 of the water with no results. The pool store had no ideas either.

    I have been slamming the pool for four days now with no visible results. I did however read that it could take at least a week with the sand filter but the lack of even minor results is troubling. I will continue with the slam but was wondering if there is anything else I should try along with the slam? Is there a way to find out if there is a problem with the filter? I can not see the bottom but I don't believe there is sand near the inlets. Any tests for this? My numbers today are

    FC 16
    CC 0
    PH 7.5
    CYA 60
    TA 140

    I appreciate the guidance. Thanks

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    Apr 2012
    Columbia SC

    Re: cloudy water

    Welcome to TFP.

    SLAM= shock level and maintain. If your FC was .5 you aren't keeping the free CL up at shock level.
    18*36*23 true "L" vinyl IG 29,000 gallons. SWG. TF-100 test kit.

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    Mar 2014
    Las Vegas

    Re: cloudy water

    From what I have read, sand filter can be a little slow clearing up dead algae. You can try adding some DE to your filter. Just enough to raise your pressure 1 psi.
    Have you done the OCLT test to see if anything is still living in the pool?
    12000 Gallon IG Plaster built 2/15/2014. Jandy 340 sg ft 127 gpm filter, Jandy 1 HP stealth pump. Circupool RJ-45 SWG (overkill). TF-100 with Speed Stir.

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