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    Cloudy Pool after Major Storms

    I am a new pool owner. We had major storms in North Texas this last week. A portion of a garden washed out and a good amount went into the pool. Over the past few days, I have Super Chlorinated for 24 hrs, brushed walls 2x, vacuumed pool 2x and balanced PH from 7.8 to 7.5. I just used the T100 test and here are the results:

    FC:5.5; CC: .5 - TC 6
    PH:7.5
    Alkalinity: 60ppm
    Calcium Hardness: 425ppm
    CYA: 50-60ppm
    Salinity: 2900ppm
    Temp: 75

    The pool is pretty cloudy with poor visibility to bottom in shallow and no visibility to bottom in deep end. I would greatly appreciate counsel on next steps. We have had about 2 days without rain but are expecting a bunch more this week. Thank you, dustin
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    Re: Cloudy Pool after Major Storms

    Welcome to TFP Dustin

    First, when you say super chlorinate, what do you mean? Are you testing that FC TC with a special kit? 5-6 isn't really that high, and not for your Cya level for sure. Can't say how much of your cloudy is from run off, or from something else. What kit do you test with?
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    Re: Cloudy Pool after Major Storms

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    Patrick beat me to it...

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    Re: Cloudy Pool after Major Storms

    Welcome to TFP. I agree with what Patrick has asked.the only thing I might as is I am curious.... You say garden washed into the pool. Was the soil fertilized?
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    Re: Cloudy Pool after Major Storms

    Thanks! Super Chlorinate is a feature on my pool's computer - it basically runs the filter for 24 hours running the TCell chlorinator at full blast. I am not overly familiar with it past that. I am using the T100 recommended by this site to test everything. It tests FC and CC. The garden uses organic fertilizer and cedar mulch. I have gotten all of it out now other than residue. Thanks, Dustin.
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    Re: Cloudy Pool after Major Storms

    You need to follow the SLAM procedure, and we suggest using liquid chlorine / bleach in the process instead of your SWG as all this 100% run time superchlorinating is shortening the life of your SWG cell.

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    http://www.troublefreepool.com/conte...ntain-shocking
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