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    Green pool now cloudy

    My pool was green and smelled like swamp water. I balanced the ph and added liquid bleach. 4 gallons. The water changed colors almost immediately but now it's super cloudy.

    Ph 7.2
    Al 60
    Th 110
    C 4
    CA not readable

    help!! I've added stabilizer in a sock to my skimmer
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    Re: Green pool now cloudy

    Ok, time to do this, SLAM
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    Re: Green pool now cloudy

    I thought I did. The readings on my chlorine turned bright orange.
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    Re: Green pool now cloudy

    That link leads to a process to follow. Not just a one time addition of chlorine.

    If you want the long version for some extra light reading, that is here,
    Turning Your Green Swamp Back into a Sparkling Oasis
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    Re: Green pool now cloudy

    Hi Rvirgil1,
    the slam is a process, not a one time shot. Here are the step by step instructions.
    Pool School - SLAM - Shock Level And Maintain

    The cloudiness is a good thing. That's what happens when you pour bleach into a pool full of algae. The cloudiness will get lighter and lighter as you continue the slam process, until you finally finish and your water is crystal clear.
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    I thought I did. The readings on my chlorine turned bright orange.
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    Re: Green pool now cloudy

    Quote Originally Posted by Rvirgil1 View Post
    My pool was green and smelled like swamp water. I balanced the ph and added liquid bleach. 4 gallons. The water changed colors almost immediately but now it's super cloudy.

    Ph 7.2
    Al 60
    Th 110
    C 4
    CA not readable

    help!! I've added stabilizer in a sock to my skimmer
    Welcome!

    If that was 10% chlorine you added 13ppm to the pool. Were your test results before or after adding the 4 gallons, and what test kit do you use?

    How much stabilizer did you put in the sock?

    As already mentioned, the pool needs a proper SLAM. Ask any questions you might have, but remember that the most important part if the SLAM is to Maintain that FC level until you pass all three criteria to end the SLAM. You will not believe how clear the pool water will be when you are done.
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    Re: Green pool now cloudy

    You need a better test kit. Your test kit seems to be lacking functions. I suggest the TF-100 avail thru TFTestkits.net $70, but will save you a fortune in the long run, I promise!

    Please tell us:
    FC
    CC
    pH
    TA
    CH
    CYA

    We need those levels to determine what you have and where you need to be.

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    Re: Green pool now cloudy

    I guess I better invest in one.
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