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    Mwolf5141's Avatar
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    Jun 2014

    New to Forum not to pool

    We have had our 24ft round AG Pool for ~7 years now never had any real trouble with water quality or clarity before now. Winter cover developed a hole sometime during witer months that went undetected until removal.

    Water has been white milky/cloudy since I opened it June 1.
    Current readings:
    FC 0
    CC 0
    pH 7.4
    TA 60
    CYA 45

    Have been trying to slam it for the past week and have seen little to no improvement - I have added over 20 gallons of 8% bleach and have kept 3" slow dissolve pucks in my strainer.

    What am I doing wrong?
    13,500 gallons
    24 foot round
    Cannister Filter

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    Butterfly's Avatar
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    May 2007
    South Carolina

    Re: New to Forum not to pool

    Welcome to TFP

    What test kit are you using?

    I suggest you go ahead now and add about 20 FC bleach/liquid chlorine. Wait about 30 minutes, pump running, and retest FC and CC. Post #'s here in this thead for us.

    Are you following the SLAM process from Pool School to a T? What FC SLAM level have you been using?

    Can you post a pic of the pool?

    What is CH level?
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    You're done SLAMing when:
    1)You lose 1ppm or less FC overnight, & 2)You have .5ppm CC's or less, & 3)your water is clear.

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    Richard320's Avatar
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    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: New to Forum not to pool


    I would wonder if there isn't a lot of organic debris hiding beneath the cloudy water. Have you tried dragging the bottom with a leaf rake? Vacuumed blind?
    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
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