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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    18 days, ~$300 liquid chlorine, no change ! I notice that my CH is 30 , which is MUCH lower than expected. Does that turn on a light for anyone? Surely, a chemical explanation is easier at this point. pH is now 7.5 My DE came with the house, so I got some new. When I put it in, the pressure...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    Thanks for the reply. I've not been doing accurate OCLT, as the water is so cloudy. However, I was losing very little FC overnight, like from 24 down to 22. The weather here has been quite a roller coaster the past ~month. Surely I have/had a chemical issue of some sort. I can't imagine going...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    Thanks for the reply. Yes, it's as if I'm not filtering at all. I thought of the same thing(s), & checked that the valve is set to filter. Yes, the water is noticeably dirty when backwashing. Yes, the pressure is rising slowly. It all seems normal, except that you can't see the bottom of the...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    I have "deep cleaned" the sand, as I stated. The sand is 4 years old, as I have stated. The pool is ~9 years old.
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    I am trying to find any explanation, perhaps adding salt only one day after the "Instant Conditioner", which I've not done before. That's why I asked when you added salt. The water is not clear. Moreover, IT HAS NOT CHANGED AT ALL IN 15 DAYS OF SLAM.
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    Thanks for the reply. I am using "ClearXtremePro Pool Shock" from Rural King, same as I have used the past four years. Bottle says "Sodium Hypochlorite 10%" "Distributed by Polyguard Division of DYK Automotive" BTW, I have some more info in this thread...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    Thanks for the reply. It certainly isn't "clear." You can't see the bottom, even in shallow (3') end. I'm figuring it looks "turquoise" just because my liner is light blue. I am/was just trying to say that it doesn't look bad, not brown or green at all. I've had an algae issue before, & I...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    My sand is only 4 years old. The water clarity has not changed at all now for two weeks ! I have spent over $200 on 'clorox', besides leaving the pump running 24x7. @Brendon , Is yours a salt pool? @Catanzaro , when do you add salt? That's one thing I did different this year; I put in ~350lb...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    Still absolutely no change in clarity ! The water is a beautiful turquoise color. I am at a loss. I don't know what else to try, except going to a pool store ! :hammer: I've spent over $200 on 'clorox' , + the pump running 24/7 for two weeks now. My CC is 0, btw. It seems like the water...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    So, I didn't mix the liquid stabilizer like that. I just poured it in the pool. Yes, my CYA level was low, as it is every spring. I am just looking for some explanation why the water is acting so much different this year as it has in years past, same as the OP. I have done the "deep cleaning"...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    Thanks for the info. I might say that the "Chlorine / CYA Chart" page can be misleading for a SWG pool. The way I [now] undertand it, you should keep your CYA in the "Non-SWCG Pools" range, for opening ? I sprinkled DE in the filter while I had it open. It raised my pressure from ~7.1 to ~8.3...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    I am in a similar boat, except 12 days in. This year I used 2 gallons of Natural Chemistry Instant Conditioner. I had only ever used 1 gallon previously. I note that stuff goes in quite thick. Does anyone here have successful results using much of this to open? Thanks.
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    So, I tore into the sand filter today. It was surprisingly clean. I did the "Deep Cleaning" & very little came out, other than cloudy water. The pool water clarity still has not changed at all. Now, let's get into CYA level. Given that I am now at 50 in my SWG pool, but with the chlorinator...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    Thanks for the replies. I am not brushing the entire pool every day, but the robot is. I am brushing the corners, lights, returns, skimmers, steps. Wouldn't the water mostly clear anyway, at such a high FC level? My pressure hardly ever goes up 25%. I am now backwashing ~daily. The waste...
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    I need your help. Cloudiness has not changed over a week & a half !

    Hey experts! I'm sure you can figure this out. I have run out of ideas, & nearly patience. I took the mesh cover off my pool on May 25. I vacuumed, then adjusted the pH from way high down to 7.1 & TA from ~40 up to 80. I may have overshot CYA from ~20 up to ~70 (perhaps more on that in a...