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    Cloudy pool

    Hi,
    I'm new to this site, but have recently been reading a lot on what people have been saying about their pools and found this site terrific. I have been trying to follow what Pool School recommends but I am stumped now on what's happening with my pool.

    my pool was crystal clear 1 week ago until I started vacuuming it out. There is soooo much pollen in my pool it's ridiculous. As I was vacuuming I noticed that it started to get cloudy and it still is.

    these are my pool results.
    FC 4.79 ppm
    TC. 4.79 ppm
    CC. 0 ppm
    pH 7.6
    Hardness 152 ppm
    Alkalinity 74 ppm
    CYA 55 ppm
    Copper 0 ppm
    Iron 0.1 ppm

    so....could my pool be cloudy because of the pollen or based on the Chlorine /Cya chart should I be adding chlorine to match my CYA number....? Any advice would be much appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Nothing in your numbers to indicate a problem,

    Cloudy pools clear up with filtration, vacuuming and brushing.

    Are you running the pump 24/7?

    Brushing often?

    Vacuuming often?

    Backwashing as needed?
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    pool store test numbers?
    if so take them with a grain of salt
    you will need an accurate test kit
    TF100 seems the most popular and the taylor 2006
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Welcome to TFP!

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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Thx for your reply. My pool is 18 x 52 and I run my sand filter only 6 hours a day. I just back washed yesterday and it looked like it needed it....the water seems to be moving more freely now. Perhaps that was the problem? I added a. It more chlorine in it jic.....

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    Yes, those numbers are from the store. I should really buy this kit you are speaking about. It would be more accurate I'm sure. Thx for everyone's input.

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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Yes, others in your part of the country get the Taylor K2006 because it is the only one available - but at a substantial cost from what I hear. Many of us use the TF-100, but they do not ship it to Canada. Best option would be to take a vacation down south. Either way, do all you can to get your own test kit. The store tests are unpredictable and typically incorrect. Good luck on clearing the water, and keep in touch if you need anything.
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    Re: Cloudy pool

    Thx Texas Splash. I do miss my winter vacations down south, that's for sure. That will be the first item I buy this February when I head south again.

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