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    Pool water is cloudy

    Hi everyone,

    So if by chance you're one of the nice people that have been helping me after my stupid mistake (in short, i accidentally put a ton of CYA in my pool and had to drain it almost entirely), i have successfully filled my pool back up after 2 weeks of slowly doing it through our well. In that time it eventually turned a nice shade of green and yesterday I shocked it. My levels are as follows:

    FC : 3ppm
    CC : 0ppm
    PH : 7.4
    AK : 70ppm
    CH : 10ppm
    CYA : 30ppm
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    using a Taylor K-2006 test kit

    What has me stumped is the cloudiness of the water. I had mentioned before that my sand filter probably needs new sand but I believe the concensus was that had nothing to do with it and was most likely my high levels of CYA (which made total sense). Is there anything else I can try here to solve the cloudiness ?

    History So Far
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    1. 7/15/2014 : Discovered I had put in approximately 150ppm of CYA into pool.
    2. 7/16/2014 : Drained more than 2/3 of the pool
    3. 7/18/2014 : Began filling the pool back up to get it below 50ppm CYA.
    4. 8/3/2014 : Pool level back up to skimmer and is a nice shade of green. Shocked it overnight.
    5. 8/4/2014 : Came home from work and pool was blue and measured at what I reported above.


    So now that i'm at 3ppm for Chlorine, i assume I'd have to verify that it holds overnight or doesn't drop more than a few ppm. Am i being too impatient here to expect the cloudiness to be gone with these levels ? Should I shock it one more night here at the recommended 16ppm and hope that it holds within a few ppm overnight ? At a bit of a loss. Thanks guys,

    Scott
    Last edited by sbelgrave; 08-04-2014 at 05:57 PM. Reason: spelling and 1 of the dates was wrong.
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    Volume : 12,000 Gallons
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    Re: Pool water is cloudy

    You should not "shock" the pool. You need to follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process until you pass the 3 criteria to stop.
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    Re: Pool water is cloudy

    check your CH level i had this issue last week i brought it up to 260 level CH and ran pump 48 hours straight brushed pool everyday and water began to clear up u must be short on Calcium Chloride CH
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    Re: Pool water is cloudy

    Quote Originally Posted by rezasaba View Post
    check your CH level i had this issue last week i brought it up to 260 level CH and ran pump 48 hours straight brushed pool everyday and water began to clear up u must be short on Calcium Chloride CH
    There is no point in adding CH to a vinyl pool. And even if you did, that would have nothing to do with the water clearing up.
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    Re: Pool water is cloudy

    You should follow the SLAM process as mentioned by Jason.

    There is no need to replace the sand. Be sure to backwash/rinse when the pressure rises 25% above clean filter psi.

    Also, if you have not done a deep cleaning on the sand filter recently, that is recommended. http://www.troublefreepool.com/threa...-a-Sand-Filter

    Once you pass the OCLT: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...loss-test-oclt
    .............you can add some DE to the filter to speed up clearing the pool: http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...-a-sand-filter
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