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    cloudy blue pool

    Hey guys I am new to opening the pool. I have test the pool and all levels seem fine here's a pic of what it looks like
    IMG_5428 (1).jpg

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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    Welcom fellow Alabamian! Before and one can help you'll need to post a complete set of t st results. What test kit are you using?
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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    for right now, I am using a regular aqua chem 6-way test strips. my results from the test are
    total hardness-250
    total chlorine-1
    free chlorine-0
    bromine-0
    pH-7.2
    total alkalinity-120
    stabilizer-50

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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    Your pool is cloudy because algae is growing in it. Algae is growing in it because there is not enough chlorine. Chlorine must be maintained above the minimum level for your CYA level at all times or algae will grow. Chlorine CYA Chart

    Get a good test kit from the Test Kit Comparison, I use the TF100 from tftestkits.net.

    Once you get your test kit you will need to SLAM Your Pool to kill the algae.

    Here are some intro Pool School articles to read while you wait for your test kit
    TFPC for Beginners
    ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry

    Here are the Recommended Levels for your pool.
    Here are the Recommended Pool Chemicals and how to add them.
    Use PoolMath to figure out how much to add.
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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    Welcome to TFP! If you follow the advice given and get a good test kit I promise your pool will look great!
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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    I don't understand how to do the Slam. Like I said this pool is all new to me. Before the pic was taken we had already added about 9 lbs of shock because we have been trying to open for 3 weeks.

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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    No worries. We are here to help you. Did you read through the link that pooldv posted for the SLAM? You can also read my SLAM process that is linked in my signature. It may help you get a better understanding.
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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    I did. Thing is there is no pool store near me and I can't get a better test kit until I order one. Since I don't have a better test kit is there anything I can directly pour in to clear it up?

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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    Unfortunately, you will have to order a test kit. You don't want to blindly add anything to the pool and make things worse.
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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    Ok thank you so much for your help.

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    Your welcome. Post your numbers once you have a recommended test kit and we can get you rolling. I love my TF 100 and you get more bang for your buck with bigger bottles. I recommend the XL option and the speed stir too.
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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    I think I have found out the cause of the cloudiness. The water is supposed to hit the top of the glass while filtering correct? Mine just has water to the glass and bubbles moving inside I have a pic but im not sure if you can tell or not.IMG_5429.jpg

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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    I cannot see the bubbles, but yes it water should be to the top. Do you have an air relief valve to release the air? Once released if it does it again you probably have some place that is sucking air.
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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    The water is to the top just bubbles. Where would the air relief valve be?

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    Ok. I am not sure where your air relief valave would be. Mine is different and on top.
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    Re: cloudy blue pool

    That cannot cause cloudy water. Cloudy water is almost always caused by chlorine levels being too low for the CYA level. It is also usually a sign of algae.
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