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    Cloudy water after swimming

    I'm just bust'd&can't figure out.The past couple year's every time I have people over to swim.Water will get cloudy within the hour of swimming.I've tried increasing clorine&still doesn't work.I check'd water after ther swim today.Now mind'd that I alway's add clorine in the evening's.I decided to check while there were still in water.Test result's.FC 3 CC 0 Alk 70 PH 7.5.CYA 45.I noticed that FC has fell below the min of 4 with my CYA being 45.Like I said I've tried running it higher.But,the problem is I start having a bleach smell.
    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Cloudy water after swimming

    Since I am using my phone I won't go in to great detail, but if you smell chlorine when you raise your FC that means it is reacting with something. Sounds like a good SLAM is in order as you might have algae just waiting for its chance to explode.

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    Re: Cloudy water after swimming

    It's normal to have a drop in FC and even some cloudiness after a lot of swimmers. The other alternative is that you aren't brushing enough and the swimmers disturb all the dust that is clinging to the walls and floor and getting it into suspension, hence the cloudy appearance.
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    Re: Cloudy water after swimming

    Richard,thank's.I was wondering the samething.Ugg!!!Got start getting out the brush
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    It's normal to have a drop in FC and even some cloudiness after a lot of swimmers. The other alternative is that you aren't brushing enough and the swimmers disturb all the dust that is clinging to the walls and floor and getting it into suspension, hence the cloudy appearance.
    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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    Re: Cloudy water after swimming

    Just a little update!!!Thank's Richard..You were right..I brush'd good&start'd running DE thru the filter.We are back where we should be.Have about 15 family member's over&water is still clear.Happy 4th to all..
    Leasure bay AG 24ft,52 in high.installed June of 1999. Hayworth S-180 T sand filter/Power-Flo Matrix 1horse 2 speed pump /Aqua Trol SWG/Using TF-100 Test Kit

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