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    Water is finally crystal clear, but still high consumption of chlorine

    I’m in the exact same situation and just posted pretty much same. No idea what’s up. I’ll keep an eye on you’re thread and let ya know if I figure my issue out.
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    Slamming still dropping FC

    Ok, I'll check again, Yes, I've been brushing the sides and bottom... Should I still go with the SLAM, my FC is 5.2 now at 8:30 PM EST, should I see how much it drops overnight or bump it to 20 again?
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    Slamming still dropping FC

    Afternoon all. 5000 gallon above ground vinyl pool. 10" sand filter. I started the slamming process about 3 days ago, pool is crystal clear for past day+, very little on bottom, been following the process. I'm still dropping FC levels. Last night I was at SLAM level 20 and this morning was...
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    Been sick, haven't tested in over week, trouble balancing now, help please

    Water doesn’t smell. I’ve been sick so haven’t gone in to do the eye check.
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    Been sick, haven't tested in over week, trouble balancing now, help please

    Thanks. Yes I see almost clearly. There’s no sign of green or yellow algae. So I’ll check it and keep it at slam level and the kiddos can swim manana. Thanks!
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    Been sick, haven't tested in over week, trouble balancing now, help please

    So does this mean pool is out of commission for next 3 days? I’m planning on dumping the bleach in tonight.
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    Been sick, haven't tested in over week, trouble balancing now, help please

    So I have a 4500-5000 gallon above ground vinyl pool. Non salt water. 10" sand filter. I was sick for over a week and tried to get the pool back to levels. After shocking, vacuuming, backwashing, then readding stabilizer and some liquid chorline I'm still at the following levels. I have the...
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    Trouble balancing Chlorine - Vinyl non-salt water pool

    Thanks! So I should add a little more FC and that should level out the CC too?
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    Trouble balancing Chlorine - Vinyl non-salt water pool

    Ok, so just retested w/ 10ml sample. I got FC 3.5 and CC 1.5. Maybe i didn't give it enough time between dumping 10ppm and testing... The algecide I used was HTC Super Algae Guard 60 4in1
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    Trouble balancing Chlorine - Vinyl non-salt water pool

    okay, good to know about algaecide. Just dumped about 90oz of bleach in. tested 15 minutes later: FC .6 and CC 5.8
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    Trouble balancing Chlorine - Vinyl non-salt water pool

    I have that one. I also have been using an algaecide. Initial dose. Then the weekly/bi weekly dose. I do not see any green or yellow. There is a very slight cloudiness, but not bad.
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    Trouble balancing Chlorine - Vinyl non-salt water pool

    Morning all. I have a 15' round 48" deep vinyl pool, about 5000 gallons w/ a sand filter. I'm having trouble getting my Free Chlorine in Range and bringing my Combined Chlorine down. I tested and my FC was .2 and CC was 2. I added Dichlor about 3-4oz and my FC was still about .2 and my CC...
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    Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in Intex Sand Filter to clear up pool

    I hear ya... probably easier then messing around for X amount of days or weeks trying to figure out what the **** it is and why it's passing right through my sand filter. I did take the filter apart cleaned the top and took about half the sand out and replenished.
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    Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in Intex Sand Filter to clear up pool

    Uggghh... ok... Would vacuuming to waste work you think? or not enough time to vacuum to waste w/o loosing the water?
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    Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in Intex Sand Filter to clear up pool

    Merged threads Setup: 15' round Intex w/a 10" Sand Filter in NJ. Opened the pool got the levels all set, added an algaecide and now every time we go in the pool or I vacuum a white cloudy substance appears (well gets stirred up) and can't be filtered, it passes right through. The powder is...
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    Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in Intex Sand Filter to clear up pool

    Good point. Unsure how to really tell. The substance is white powder. I did dump algaecide in the beginning of the season after a few days. But that was the preventative dose. How can I tell if it’s algae or fine corn starch? Thanks.
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    Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in Intex Sand Filter to clear up pool

    So I'm having some trouble. I have a 15' intex pool with a 10" sand filter. At the end of the season I usually put corn starch in/on the pool to prevent mold. For some reason this year, I think i may have put too much. Now after opening the pool, it's very cloudy once people get in it. I'm...
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    Diatomaceous Earth (DE) in Intex Sand Filter to clear up pool

    Morning all, I have a 15' 48" high Intex pool with an Intex Sand Filter Pump 10". I usually take my pool down in the winter so I add a little corn starch so it doesn't get moldy. What has happened now is that I can't get it out of the pool, it currently just passes right through and I see...