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    Can't get the cloudy out

    Hello everyone. I've been using the BBB method for years with great success. The water was super clear and was proud of my parents pool. Problem is, I'm not taking care of the pool no more since Im not near my parents house no more. The pop ups went down and we resorted to just use the waterfall and vaccuming. being an old guy, my old man didnt have the energy to vacuum no more. He called a couple of weeks ago and said the pool was getting very cloudy. I finally got some time off and attacked the pool. First issue, my mother trying to help, added more borate to the pool which was already at 50. When I tested for borate, the results was beyond any color to figure it out. I immediately wanted to drain the pool. I finally got the money to fix the pop ups and they are working. Drain the pool 70% figuring most of the extra borate would dilute. Fill pool back up and cloudiness was still there, but significantly less. next process was to SLAM the pool. Again the pool is at the point that most people would consider it clear. Me knowing how crystal clear the pool was, don't agree. You can still see the cloudiness through the pool light. It's driving me crazy for the last 4 days. I can't get it completely cleared. We clean the filters, vacuumed, FC is holding overnight. I'm at a lost. What could be causing the water not to clear completely. Pump been running 2 days straight

    FC - 19
    CC - .5
    Borate 40
    PH 7.8 not sure since FC is high
    CH 250
    CYA 35

    Pebble tec pool 10,000 gallons.

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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    Is it crystal clear in daylight and just hazy in the lights at night time?

    If so, it may just need a little more time to filter.
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    That's exactly what's going on. Thank you

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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    What kind of filter do you have?

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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    Have you done a Overnight Chlorine Loss Test to make sure you dont have some sort of hidden problem going on?
    Test your FC 30 minutes after dark. Test it again right before daylight. The FC loss should be < 1ppm. If its more than one, then that tiny bit of "cloudiness" just might be a algae bloom trying to pop out!
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    It's getting better more and more everyday. I think I just need to be patient. I did the overnight test and it only went down 1ppm.

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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    good deal!



    Quote Originally Posted by gsmiley View Post
    It's getting better more and more everyday. I think I just need to be patient. I did the overnight test and it only went down 1ppm.
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    rps20150401_131057.jpg.

    Just had to wait a little longer
    Pool size 10,000 AG
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    Waterfall, pop ups

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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    yep, that is definitely not a cloudy a pool! Nice!
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    Nice Job!! Now it will look like that all the time with very little effort. You'll see how easy this can be.
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    Quote Originally Posted by gsmiley View Post
    rps20150401_131057.jpg.

    Just had to wait a little longer
    Gorgeous water!
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    Re: Can't get the cloudy out

    LOVE the blue and the sparkly water!
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