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    Coudy water, how long to clear

    I noticed my water was cloudy this morning. I did a test and came up with:
    CL-2 -CC-0

    It's a salt pool. I immediately added acid and my PH is now 7.2. If the PH was the issue, how long should it take to clear the water? Any other suggestions?
    16 X 32 Vinyl. Hayward aqua rite salt system, T -15 cell. Hayward H250 gas heater, Hayward 1HP superpump.

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    Re: Coudy water, how long to clear

    It is hard to say how long it might take. Keep your filter running as much as possible and this will help. Glad you reduced PH. Looks like you need some FC in there though.
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    Re: Coudy water, how long to clear

    I'd agree with Lisa. With the CYA at 80, I'd run the FC at least 4.

    When I notice my pool being a bit cloudy, I'll usually boost my SWG and run the pump overnight. Pool will be crystal clear the next morning.
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    Re: Coudy water, how long to clear

    I agree with the others that your FC is low, but your cloudy water may have been a combination of your high CH and high pH causing calcium cloudiness.

    With your pH being over 8 it would allow the ch to start precipitating, giving you that dull cloudy look.

    Try keeping your pH to around 7.2 for now and run your filter for 24 hours to see if that doesn't help.
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    Re: Coudy water, how long to clear

    Thanks for the help everyone. The pool was clear the next morning after adding 5L of CL
    16 X 32 Vinyl. Hayward aqua rite salt system, T -15 cell. Hayward H250 gas heater, Hayward 1HP superpump.

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    Re: Coudy water, how long to clear

    I would be a little more proactive and raise the FC up to 10+ and Perform the Overnight Chlorine Loss Test to see if there is a need to SLAM.
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