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    Can they swim today?

    Let my pool run down to about 1ppm on the chlorine while out of town. Came home, with the pump off it was clear, maybe a tiny bit cloudy. Started running the Dolphin and the pump came on, now it's cloudy in the deep end. PH is 8.0, alk is 110, CYA is 40. Can the kids swim without risk of health problems?

    I've since put 2 gallons of bleach in it to get the FC up to about 8 roughly
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    Re: Can they swim today?

    No one should be allowed to swim if the pool is cloudy for basic safety reasons. If you can't see the entire bottom wait until you can. Hopefully it won't take long to clear.

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    Re: Can they swim today?

    As long as you can clearly see the bottom and the FC level is normal swimming should be fine. As poobears said if you can't see the bottom you certainly should not swim.

    Also, you should lower the PH down to around 7.5.
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    Re: Can they swim today?

    Can easily see the drain and rest of the floor in the deep end, it's just cloudy. Know I need to lower pH, but I'm out of acid right now

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    Re: Can they swim today?

    If you can easily see the drain and bottom then swimming will be fine since you got the chlorine to a safe level now. Tell the kids to jump in!

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