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    cloudy and confused

    I've been slamming the pool for 3 days now and it looks much better but still very cloudy, and my oclt was 0 losst FC, and CC 1, but one drop lost clear the solution (without a white table I wouldn't have seen the slight pink ).

    Filter pressure is rising slightly so something is being filtered out, but.... still can't see the bottom. Before slamming all other Redington were in a good range current full readings are
    FC 24
    CC 1
    PH NOT TESTED CL too high
    TA 130
    TH 260
    CYA 60
    SALT 3800

    Do I need to keep FC up or can I let it come down?

    Is there any advice about the cloudiness?

    Thanks to all!
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    Re: cloudy and confused

    Hello again! Definitely keep it up! MAINTAIN!!!!!!! You will defeat the algae and cloudiness with patience and consistency. Letting the SLAM FC level come down is the biggest fault of many pool owners. Your filter will continue to filter-out the muck and algae debris (just like mine did last year ) So rinse the cartridge out once a day or so if possible and keep brushing the walls of your pool. You look to be very close, so hang in there!
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    Re: cloudy and confused

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidecarist View Post
    I've been slamming the pool for 3 days now and it looks much better but still very cloudy, and my oclt was 0 losst FC, and CC 1, but one drop lost clear the solution (without a white table I wouldn't have seen the slight pink ).

    Filter pressure is rising slightly so something is being filtered out, but.... still can't see the bottom. Before slamming all other Redington were in a good range current full readings are
    FC 24
    CC 1
    PH NOT TESTED CL too high
    TA 130
    TH 260
    CYA 60
    SALT 3800

    Do I need to keep FC up or can I let it come down?

    Is there any advice about the cloudiness?

    Thanks to all!
    You need to SLAM until you meet all three criteria ... one of which is clear water.

    So keep up the FC.
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    Re: cloudy and confused

    Thanks for the moral support! I'll keep it up
    12,000gal Fiberglass In Ground, Pentair 1hp single speed pump, and Pentair 100sq/ft single cartridge filter. Intellichlor IC-40 SWG, Roof mounted 400ft solar heat loop, Zodiac MX8 Elite cleaner w/leaf canister
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    Re: cloudy and confused

    In addition to maintaining SLAM-level FC, keep running the filter 24/7 until the water is clear and monitor filter pressure. The cloudiness you are seeing includes dead algae that just needs time to get filtered out.
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    Re: cloudy and confused

    Well after what seems like a long wait but really was only 4 days the pool went from dark brown-green to clear. FC is now 8 and dropping, Overnight loss was .5 Water is more clear than i could have hoped for a few days ago.

    I have to leave the pool totally unattended for 3-4 weeks but with a little luck and good weather I am hopeful that it will take a lot less work to get it in shape when I return. I am leaving the SWG turned up to 75% in hopes that it can maintain a FC of 6+ while I'm gone. I can turn it down when I return and the FC level will drop quickly enough.

    Thanks to all for the encouragement. We are looking forward to maintaining the pool with a minimum of fuss in the future and this site is a great resource!

    Thanks again!
    12,000gal Fiberglass In Ground, Pentair 1hp single speed pump, and Pentair 100sq/ft single cartridge filter. Intellichlor IC-40 SWG, Roof mounted 400ft solar heat loop, Zodiac MX8 Elite cleaner w/leaf canister
    Taylor K-2006-C, Speed Stir, Taylor K-1766 salt test

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