Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Swimming with the clouds

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Swimming with the clouds

    Came back to a green swamp on June 25th. Balanced the pool chemicals and started in earnest to keep the shock level up on June 27th. Convincing my son to get into the swamp and scrub/vaccum was interesting. I am 12 days into it and it is cloudy.

    After 6 days it turned into a slightly greenish cloud. Visibility is about 2 feet, top to bottom. I bring the FC level up to 16 most nights and it drops back down to 6 by the following evening. I have run the pool filter continuously and the electric company loves me.

    I have had the FC stay constant overnight and the CC nonexistent only to have CC come up during the day with the FC dropping 50%. Solar cover is on. Pretty sure it is not all gone.

    Here are the numbers:

    CYA 40
    FC 16 (At Shock Level using both bleach and trichlor pucks)
    CC .5
    PH 7.8 (Using Trichlor pucks to bring it down)
    TA 30

    Some questions:

    1. I have a solar cover on it during the day/night; good, bad or doesn't matter?
    2. Thinking about taking sand filter apart to see if it has enough sand. The pool is 1.5 years old and the installer set the filter up?
    3. I backwash every other day although the pressure doesn't indicate it is needed?
    4. Does a clarifier work to dissolve the cloud in the pool?
    5. Tried turning the filter off for 24 hours to see if cloud settles, no luck.

    Do I just keep with the program or try something different?
    16'x32' oval AG; 12000 gallons; Hayward sand filter; 1 HP Pump

  2. Back To Top    #2

    In the Industry
    duraleigh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Sebring, Florida
    Posts
    28,418

    Re: Swimming with the clouds

    How are you testing? Pool store? Your own kit? What kind?
    Dave S. - Forum owner
    42k vinyl and concrete pool, 1.5hp pump, 140gpm filter
    TFTestkits , PoolMath , Pool School

  3. Back To Top    #3
    reebok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Lakeland, FL
    Posts
    1,268

    Re: Swimming with the clouds

    you need to be adding bleach more than once a day. most people who are busy do it at night and again in the morning. take the solar cover off.
    16x32 21,000 gallon in-ground exposed aggregate, 1.5hp pump, 120 sqft catridge filter, birdcage, solar panels, aquavac tigershark qc robot.

  4. Back To Top    #4
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,887

    Re: Swimming with the clouds

    You should remove the solar cover during the day while shocking. A solar cover will tend to raise the CC level.

    Try not backwashing the filter, assuming the pressure doesn't rise. You might also try adding DE.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

  5. Back To Top    #5

    Re: Swimming with the clouds

    "How are you testing? Pool store? Your own kit? What kind?"


    Taylor Test Kit recommended here.
    16'x32' oval AG; 12000 gallons; Hayward sand filter; 1 HP Pump

  6. Back To Top    #6
    JasonLion's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Silver Spring, MD
    Posts
    37,887

    Re: Swimming with the clouds

    Also, your TA is too low, drastically too low if you are using trichlor.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
    Creator of PoolMath and Pool Calculator. Other handy links: Support this site, TF Test Kits, Pool School

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •