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    Cloudy water

    I need some help figuring out what is causing my cloudy water. The pump runs 24/7.

    Here are the results from this morning...

    FC= 8.4 (dumped a bunch of bleach in last night because I thought I was leaving town until tomorrow)
    CC = .1
    PH = 7.6
    CYA = less than 30 (can still see a blurry dot at 30)
    TA = 60
    CA = 60

    If I take a water sample in a 17oz. water bottle it looks clear enough to drink but looking into the pool itself I can only see the bottom in the low end of the pool.

    Thanks,
    Kirsten
    40K, IG vinyl, Hayward Pro Series sand filter (S244T), Hayward chlorine feeder (CL-200), Aquabot Turbo T2 robot

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    Re: Cloudy water

    How has your filter pressure been behaving? Has it been going up more quickly than normal?
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Can you take a photo down into the water standing at the pools steps ?? Helps us get an idea of the problem and the steps are a reference for distance and clarity.

    What have you been keeping the FC level at before you dumped the extra in for your "vacation" ??
    Do you normally keep the CYA at 30 or ??
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    Re: Cloudy water

    For CC, think you mean 1.0, right?

    Cloudy water means you need to SLAM the pool. Directions in Pool School.

    Have you ever done a deep cleaning on the sand filter?
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    Re: Cloudy water

    How to deep clean sand filter - - > http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-a-Sand-Filter
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    Re: Cloudy water

    No on the sand filter deep cleaning. I thought I read on here somewhere that you only do that if the sand is older than 6 yrs or something to that effect.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    You should do it every year or 2 or if you suspect a problem.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle View Post
    You should do it every year or 2 or if you suspect a problem.
    +1
    Even if you don't have a problem it isn't that much effort to have a better performing filter. That and a little DE if needed. http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...-a-sand-filter
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by kiss4afrog View Post
    Do you normally keep the CYA at 30 or ??
    OP reported CYA 40 on 6th June.

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