cloudy water

  1. violet-mermaid

    Suggestions Needed Please ☁️

    Hey There, I neglected my AGP last week while I was sick with covid and when I got back to it- the water was cloudy and turning green. I tested everything, used PoolMath, and have all levels back to pretty much normal, but the water is still cloudy. I can see the pattern at the bottom of the...
  2. M

    Too much chlorine?

    I am a new pool owner (or renter to be specific), I went on vacation for a week and came back to a very green pool. I watched a video online that said to "triple shock" your pool if it is a dark green; I did so and it improved but it was still green, so I triple shocked again and now the pool...
  3. G

    1st Time Poster—Need Advice

    Hello! This is our 3rd summer with a 30k gallon vinyl (?) in-ground pool of unknown age in the middle of KS surrounded by cottonwood trees. We had switched it to a SWG our first summer and replaced the sand in the sand filter with ruby sand two summers ago. Other than a few small hiccups, we’d...
  4. L

    Help with cloudy water and scratchy sides of vinyl pool

    We purchased an above ground 26,000 gallon vinyl pool three years ago and it was installed by the company we purchased it from. It was "beautiful" and clear and the bluest blue you could imagine the first year. We live in Nebraska where the wind blows like crazy and we only have a few days of...
  5. J

    Why is Washing Soda making my pool cloudy?

    I have been using TFP and the pool Math app for years without problem. I have been raising ph with Borax, but decided to use washing soda instead as it has the same effect in half of the volume. I have added in WS (arm and Hamer) twice now and both times it has turned my pool opaque. Any ideas...
  6. J

    5 days of slamming and pool still cloudy/turquoise

    So at about my breaking point with this pool so I decided to post for some help from the experts. Pool was closed by local pool store and for the first time - when I opened this year it was the greenest I've ever seen. (1st photo) I'm wondering what caused this in the first place as I had...
  7. V

    Simple Salt System Cloudy Water after opening

    Hello, I opened my pool this season on May 14th for the first time after purchasing a house and the previous owner showed me how to do it. It's a 15x30 4.5ft pool with around 11k gallons. I have a cartridge filter and Simple Salt system with a copper diode. I have been running our pump...
  8. J

    Murky water, DE at bottom of pool

    Hello. I am new to De pools. We have a pentair FNS with multi valve. The in-laws let the pool go for about 8month with no maintenance. I was deep green with frogs occasionally in it. I started the process of shocking it, using yellow gone, chlorine, backwashing etc When we put new DE in I...
  9. M

    Help with cloudy pool

    First summer in our new home with a pool. We have the tf-100 kit. Have been using the pool math app and following on here. Things have been pretty good until the last week. 25K gallon vinyl liner, Hayward t9 salt cell. Salt is 3200, TA, which we’ve been fighting all summer, is at an all time low...
  10. SorryImaNewb123

    Cloud pool water, dirt or algae?

    Hello pool experts. For the last week or so our pool has been a cloudy, possibly from some hard rains we have had recently. I added some Clorox Clarifier/Flocculant yesterday (https://tinyurl.com/jx5dd9bz) and today things seemed to clear up pretty good as everything was now sitting on the pool...
  11. Mrspage8733

    Help!!!

    I need help. We have a 23,500 gallon in ground pool. We do not have a cover for the pool so during the winter it gets all kind of stuff in it. Last year I was able to get it all cleared up and we were able to swim in it. This year however.. I have been slamming for almost a month. CC is 0.5 or...
  12. W

    Cloudy water

    New here. This is our fourth year with the pool, but this has been the most challenging year ever to get it clean and clear. We don't know what the heck is going on. I think we got behind on chlorine and are playing catch up. The pool has been cloudy with some green tint since opening it...
  13. Srbinette

    Pool is still cloudy after 9 days of continuous shocking and filtering

    Pool was very green upon start up and we had a little trouble with the pump system. Everything seems to be running now. I have been shocking the pool quiet often. I’ve gone through roughly 32 gallons of shock. Filter has been running continuously for 9 days. We have a Hayward sand filter with...
  14. M

    ETA: I think it’s a filter issue. Will know more tomorrow. Moderators feel free to delete thread. Thanks.

    Hi, SWG, floor cleaning system, intellichor pump, 27000 gallons inground, in the woods, sun morning, afternoon shade. Maryland. Running SWG at 60% for 10 hours a day. Water looking amazing. Ph was high, CYA low. PH 7.9 FC 5.0. TA 100 CH 300 CYA 0 80 °F Chlorine was a bit high for my tastes...
  15. L

    Cloudy Water

    Hi All, I have a 32k inground with a pool heater. I just got my TF100 kit and the results are: FC-4.5 CC-3.0 PH-7.2 TA-170 CH-550 CYA-35 CSI ?- -0.02 I am not losing chlorine overnight but the water is still not that clear. I can see the bottom but it's not clear. Would the high TA cause this?
  16. DocEric

    Cloudy Water

    So I closed my pool myself (following TFP guidance!) last fall and opened it myself this spring. I used a standard closing kit in the fall and didn’t use any special chemicals this spring other than slamming it. it’s been hard this spring to get the water to clear. It’s been cloudy and I...
  17. R

    Green pool!!!!!

    let me start by saying I have 34 years in the industry and I have one pool that no one can figure out. This pool was opened this year in May. It has stayed green since. The 4th of July was the only day it was clear and blue. 2 days later....green again. The pool is super cloudy, can't see the...
  18. C

    Slam 10 days and the water is still very cloudy

    First let me say I’m fighting a very high TA water source. 330ppm. We had some equipment failure in October and had to shut the pool down and couldn’t afford the equipment because of medical reasons. So at the beginning of May I started cleaning the pool. I have used a water hose vac and...
  19. Y

    Is SLAM Process Complete?

    Hi. I'm new to pool ownership. We bought our house last summer and I kept up maintenance of the pool all summer long according to information I found on this site (thanks alot!). I decided to forgo the pool maintenance over the winter since we weren't using the pool and would just clean it up...