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    Cloudy water after shocking

    I've repalced my pump and shocked the pool - keeping the chlorine level up and running the pump for 3 days.
    I still have cloudy water.
    What's the alternative to the clarifying chemicals?
    10,000 Gal. Inground Plaster Lap Pool
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    Re: Cloudy water after shocking

    good filtration, if your sand is too clean it takes longer to filter the water clear so adding some DE (diatomaceous earth) may help as could some flocculent but patience can also work too

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    Re: Cloudy water after shocking

    If you post a full set of test results, we can advise you better.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
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    Re: Cloudy water after shocking

    Quote Originally Posted by teapot
    good filtration, if your sand is too clean it takes longer to filter the water clear so adding some DE (diatomaceous earth) may help as could some flocculent but patience can also work too
    Could be that I'm backwashing too frequently? We've had a lot of live oak flowers in the pool the last month...they break up into little crumbs and go right through the baskets.

    What's the rule of thumb for backwashing?
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    Re: Cloudy water after shocking

    Quote Originally Posted by frustratedpoolmom
    If you post a full set of test results, we can advise you better.
    If you have don't have a manual to refer to - it can be anywhere from a 6-10 rise in the PSI. Note the "clean" pressure for future reference.

    This could also be a chemistry issue, so if you can provide test results we can determine more.
    Helpful links: Pool School; CYA/Chlorine Chart
    24' round AG pool, 52" high, Raypak heater; Waterway 2 spd Pump;
    150 Sq ft. Clearwater Cartridge Filter; Former and DISSATISFIED "Pool Frog" owner
    http://www.PerfectlyClearPoolService.com

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