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    Apr 2016
    wellborn, florida

    Blue Cloudy water

    7.3 PH
    120 TA
    35 CYA
    80 CH

    Pool is blue, but looks as if someone poured milk into it. Used it all last summer, with no problems. Over the winter, it got quite a bunch of leaves and debris in it. I have gotten all the leaves out, but can't seem to get the really small particles out. Wondering If I should drain it. Or if there is a way to filter better. I have been running filter 24/7. The filter and the SWG are brand new, and not for sure which direction to go. Any help/direction would be greatly appreciated.
    16x48 Coleman, Vinyl, Above ground pool approx 6000 gallons, with an intex model SF60110 6amp 9275 LPH (2450 GPH), and Intex SWG model cs8110, Taylor2006 testing Kit

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    pinguy's Avatar
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    May 2015

    Re: Blue Cloudy water

    With the FC level that low and cloudy water, it would appear you have an algae bloom. Fortunately you have a low CYA, so no dump necessary. You should be able to beat it in a few days by doing a SLAM. Read this article carefully and let us know if you have any questions: Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain

    You should also lower your TA and raise your PH a bit, but the algae is the priority right now.

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    Pool School - Recommended Levels
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    Aug 2014
    Northern IL

    Re: Blue Cloudy water

    Also, you can use a 10ml water sample for the FC/CC test and then multiply your drop count by 0.5. It will save on reagents.

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    Re: Blue Cloudy water

    Did you use the Taylor 2006 test kit? .6 FC and .4 cc doesn't sound right. Did you use the 10 ml test and multiple X .5?...redo those t St and repost the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarianParoo View Post
    Also, you can use a 10ml water sample for the FC/CC test and then multiply your drop count by 0.5. It will save on reagents.
    Lol sorryMarion, we musta been typing at same time...
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    Re: Blue Cloudy water

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