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    Cloudy Water.....Again

    My water is starting to get cloudy again. 3 weeks ago the water was so cloudy I couldnt see the bottom. I tried to spike the FC with Burnout 75 and it cleared up overnight, but now heading down that road again. I purchased a new test kit, and here are my readings this morning:

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    30,000 gal vinyl
    CYA 7
    FC .1
    TC .1
    PH 8.5
    TA 163
    Total Hardness 382
    Salt 3400 (on SWG display)

    What do you recommend?

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    Re: Cloudy Water.....Again

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    What test kit do you have?
    Your numbers do not make sense for it to be one of the Recommended Test Kits.

    Please add your pool details to your signature as described HERE as it will help us help you.

    You likely need to follow the ShockLevelAndMAINTAIN Process since the FC level has dropped so low and you have had cloudy water.
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    Re: Cloudy Water.....Again

    I just purchased the Taylor K-2006 and opened it today (haven't used it yet). The test results came from my local pool store this morning.
    Outdoor, 16x42 30,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP Hayward pump, Hayward Sand Filter, Heat Siphon Heat Pump, AquaRite T-Cell15 Chlorinator

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    Re: Cloudy Water.....Again

    Well, we do not trust pool store testing ... so report YOUR numbers
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    Re: Cloudy Water.....Again

    Welcome to the forum.

    Get your kit opened up and stay out of the pool store. Who cares about your pool the most?.......You or the pool store.

    Post up some meaningful numbers from that new kit and we'll get started. Don't worry if your numbers don't match.....they won't

    Of course you chlorine is non-existent so be prepared to
    SLAM the pool and buy LOTS of bleach.
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    Re: Cloudy Water.....Again

    Ok, will test tonight......

    I have had this pool for 6 years and have had no problems with this issue. If my water started to get cloudy I would run the SWG on Super Chlorinate for 24 hours and all was good again????
    Outdoor, 16x42 30,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP Hayward pump, Hayward Sand Filter, Heat Siphon Heat Pump, AquaRite T-Cell15 Chlorinator

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    Re: Cloudy Water.....Again

    Also go to your AquaRite display and toggle through the diagnostic readings. Post those here too. Want to ensure your saltwater generator is working properly. My pool only gets cloudy if the SWG stops working for some reason. Multiple reasons for that to happen. Need to find the root cause in addition to clearing up the algae, which it sounds like you have. These guys can help you with the SWG issue and the algae problem. Listen to them. I did and I'm a TFP believer now!
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    Well a random 24 hour boost would not be one of our recommendations either. Adding bleach is faster.

    The TFPC method is really just about understanding your pool’s chemistry and through accurate testing, adding only what the pool NEEDS to keep the water clear and safe.
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    Re: Cloudy Water.....Again

    I used to try to boost with my swg but it is too slow and unpredictable. A gallon of 8.25% bleach gives you an instant 4ppm boost, for 20k pool. So, if you're sitting at 6 or 7 mostly just add a gallon to get you to 10 ppm before a big swim day. I test and add back to 10 right after and then take it back to 10 one more time 2-3 hours later, usually 1/2 gallon or less. That keeps you clear and ready for the next pool party.
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    Re: Cloudy Water.....Again

    Ok, here are my numbers with my K-2006 kit

    FC .4
    CC 0
    PH 7.6
    TA 225
    CA260
    CYA <30 (tube full, dot still visible)
    Outdoor, 16x42 30,000 gallon vinyl pool with 1.5 HP Hayward pump, Hayward Sand Filter, Heat Siphon Heat Pump, AquaRite T-Cell15 Chlorinator

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    Re: Cloudy Water.....Again

    Add 30ppm of CYA in a sock, lower the pH, then start the SLAM process.
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