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Thread: Cloudy Water, how often to shock?

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    Cloudy Water, how often to shock?

    Hello! I've experienced cloudy water for the past few days. How often do I re-shock? I have a inground pool, 25,000 gallons. I've noticed it getting slightly better everytime I re-shock, but didnt know if I should be doing it every couple hours, once a day etc. Any advice would be appreciated. Right now my FC is at the highest, but water still cloudy. Should I shock again? Thanks!
    60+ year old 50'x15' IG 30K gal LRB coated cinderblock with no drains, no skimmers, all plumbing external, spent the last 3 years chipping to substrate to patch, repair and coat with a pool sealing product from Sanitred by myself to hopefully eliminate 2 months yearly getting the antique pool ready. The original "cement pond"

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    Re: Cloudy Water, how often to shock?

    By the way my levels are all pretty normal except for the FC is high. Thanks.
    60+ year old 50'x15' IG 30K gal LRB coated cinderblock with no drains, no skimmers, all plumbing external, spent the last 3 years chipping to substrate to patch, repair and coat with a pool sealing product from Sanitred by myself to hopefully eliminate 2 months yearly getting the antique pool ready. The original "cement pond"

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    Re: Cloudy Water, how often to shock?

    Please visit Pool School - read the articles there, including Defeating Algae, How to Shock your Pool, and Read this Before You Post.

    Are you sure you want your user name to be your email? This is a public forum, you're likely to receive alot of spam.

    After you have read those articles, let us know if you still have questions. Welcome to TFP!
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    Re: Cloudy Water, how often to shock?

    4sanzas,

    Welcome to the forum. Shocking a pool is a continuous process that goes on until your water clears. Simply bringing the FC up to shock level or throwing unknown quantitites of powder into your pool is not shocking

    Read the "How to shock your pool" in Pool School and you'll be on your way. Post back any questions you may have. Lots of great people here to help you any way they can.
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    Re: Cloudy Water, how often to shock?

    Saying FC is at it's highest is not reliable enough for us to help you.

    Do you have a test kit? You can order one from a the link in my siggy made by our very own duraleigh if you don't.

    If not, you should run a sample over to the pool store. We will need a sample reading on FC, CC, TC, pH, TA, CH and most of all CYA.

    You have some homework! Read Pool School and get back here so we can help you! 8)
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