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    cloudy pool

    Went on vacation for 2 weeks, turned off filter, although I have a timer on my pool (I didn't have anyone to come over to clean skimmer). Came back to green pool, I shocked to 15 since my cya is 30, after 4 days, pool was back to blue to but cloudy. I can see low end but the deep end is cloudy. I have been running my filter for 24 hours 7 days now. Here are my numbers:
    fc = 20
    ta = 120
    ch 120
    cya = 30
    ph 7.2

    Should I increase the ch - I haven't touched that since I have a vinyl pool and when I tested no calcium was present.
    20x40 rectangle inground vinyl pool
    33K gallon of water
    1 HP Hayward Super pump
    Hayward high capacity sand filter S245T -250 pound sand
    pool is over 20 years old
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    Brush and vacuum all you can to keep the stuff where the filter can get it. Otherwise you are on the right track.
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    Also, if you haven't backwashed/cleaned the filter in the last week now would be a good time to do so.
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    Yes, I've vacuumed, backwashed, and cleaned the filter.
    20x40 rectangle inground vinyl pool
    33K gallon of water
    1 HP Hayward Super pump
    Hayward high capacity sand filter S245T -250 pound sand
    pool is over 20 years old
    1 return line

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    Re: cloudy pool

    Quote Originally Posted by poolhelp
    ch 120

    Should I increase the ch - I haven't touched that since I have a vinyl pool and when I tested no calcium was present.
    If your calcium is 120 in your vinyl pool, no you don't need to increase it. I guess I don't understand when you found there was "...no calcium present."
    Sandy

    15,600 gallon, screened 15 x 30 sport pool with 6 x 8 baja shelf, IG plaster (Diamondbrite??), Hayward cartridge filter, 1-HP Hayward pump, Hayward/EUS Mark VI heat pump, Polaris 280, AquaRite SWCG

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