Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: What to do about cloudy blue still?

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    45

    What to do about cloudy blue still?

    SLAMing since 5/11 from a slimey green pool to now it is cloudy blue. It has seemed to be cloudy blue for a few days now and still SLAming. What else should I do? CC is at .5, passed the overnight FC loss test, it is just not clear. Sure curious as to what else needs to happen. Brushing and vacuuming every day and have used the DE in the sand filter regularly.

    FC 22
    CC .5
    pH 7.2
    TA 90
    CYA 50
    18,000 gallon IG vinyl
    Hayward S220T sand filter, replaced sand 2013
    Sta-Rite pump, 1HP?
    New liner, 5/12; pool built in 1981;

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Patrick_B's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Midland TX
    Posts
    15,001

    Re: What to do about cloudy blue still?

    You just keep going until it clears. This is the hardest part for most people, waiting for the SLAM to clear. Just keep going until it is.
    TFP Moderator
    Essential Links:
    ABC's Of Pool Chemistry, Test Kits, SLAM Your Pool
    28K Gal IG FreeForm, CLI Quartz, Pentair 36"SF & VS Pump, Dolphin M5, Rheem

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Defgufman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Savannah GA
    Posts
    577

    Re: What to do about cloudy blue still?

    Maybe skimmer socks will speed up the filtering, just rinse them often because they clog with gunk fast.
    Inground 13,200 gal Vinyl, Pentair 3/4 hp pump, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Polaris 280

    Pool School, Pool Math, CYA to FC ratio chart, Testing Kits

  4. Back To Top    #4
    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    26,689

    Re: What to do about cloudy blue still?

    This is the hardest part. You have 2 out of 3 BUT the last one (clear) takes so much time.

    Take a pic of your steps/ladder. Take another one the next day. Hopefully you will be able to see a slight change in how much you can see each day.

    I know we can see it when you post pics. There is another pool the person did not see the difference in the two pictures until she posted in online. We all could see it and she was so happy!

    Kim
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    Burlington, NC
    Posts
    45

    Re: What to do about cloudy blue still?

    I was going to post a pic yesterday but couldn't figure out how to do it. (Sorry, no techno smarts.)

    Every year before this one I have used a copper algaecide in the pool. Does it need that as well?

    And what are skimmer socks?
    18,000 gallon IG vinyl
    Hayward S220T sand filter, replaced sand 2013
    Sta-Rite pump, 1HP?
    New liner, 5/12; pool built in 1981;

  6. Back To Top    #6
    Defgufman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Savannah GA
    Posts
    577

    Re: What to do about cloudy blue still?

    Don't add copper.....just chlorine
    Inground 13,200 gal Vinyl, Pentair 3/4 hp pump, Pentair Sand Dollar filter, Polaris 280

    Pool School, Pool Math, CYA to FC ratio chart, Testing Kits

  7. Back To Top    #7
    Mod Squad kimkats's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Tallahassee, FL
    Posts
    26,689

    Re: What to do about cloudy blue still?

    http://www.amazon.com/Pool-Filter-Sa.../dp/B00373PFT8

    Here is a link to skimmer socks. You can also use panty hose or anything like that. You do have to keep an eye on them as they can get gunked up and slow down the water flow to the pump.

    Kim
    TFP Moderator 33x52 round AG 25,600 gals Sand Filter 1.5hp Pump - 2 Speed, SLAM, Pool School, Recommended Levels, Recommended Chemicals, Pool Math, Chlorine/CYA Chart, TF-100 Test Kit

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •