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    pool just got cloudy

    Brand new pool. Been open for a month swg in ground vinyl.
    Fc is 5
    PH 7.8
    CH 175
    Cya 50

    I never backwashed filter...is a de. I just backwashed and added more de. Should I wait overnight and see what happens? Or add bleach to bring chlorine up??? Pool water is 90.

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    Re: pool just got cloudy

    Did the FC ever drop lower? Was there just a lot of use?

    Certainly would not hurt anything to raise the FC up some closer to shock level and filter it overnight. You could also Perform the Overnight Chlorine Loss Test to make sure nothing is trying to grow.

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    Re: pool just got cloudy

    Not a lot of use. I turned my vs pump on high for the last 3 hours along with a backwash. Pool is almost clear again. I think I'm gonna add an extra hour or two to my high speed.
    14000 gallon 16x32 roman in ground vinyl, Hayward 140k heat pump, swg, de filter 1 1\2 HP v.s. pump. Built in June 2014. Tf100 test kit.

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    Re: pool just got cloudy

    I would still suggest bumping the FC up towards 20ppm with bleach to help kill off what ever the problem might be and do the OCLT to know if you should SLAM.
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    Re: pool just got cloudy

    I added bleach last night. I'll do a oclt tomorrow night to see what's up. Thanks.
    14000 gallon 16x32 roman in ground vinyl, Hayward 140k heat pump, swg, de filter 1 1\2 HP v.s. pump. Built in June 2014. Tf100 test kit.

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