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Thread: Clarity

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    Jun 2009
    Cedar Island NC (Outer Banks)


    Data: Cloudy but getting better (slowly); Ph 7.2; TA: ? (started raining); FC: 9; CC: 1; TC: ?; CH: ? (started raining); CYA 30

    I think I know the answer: patience.

    Bad algae when I opened. Luckily I can get 15 gal drums of 12.5 chlorine and have gone through about 4 over 2-3 weeks. It's now holding pretty well though I haven't been able to do the over night test...but I can say I'm not having to add much during the day to keep it up to around 10. Bottom is fairly clean but can't see it very well...judging by the out flow from vac to waste. The socks in the filters are now staying pretty clean...before they would clog pretty quick.

    I'm tempted to floc (sp?) it but I think your counsel will be to just keep the pump running, vacuum and have patience?

    Comments? Thanks in advance. Steve
    Cedar Island NC (Southern Outer Banks)
    Splash Super Pool (40x20)
    29,000 gal; AG; Sand Filter; 1.5HP pump. Use the cosmic Taylor Test Kit
    New Aquarite SWG w/T-15 cell; New Dolphin Supreme M4 Robot cleaner

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    May 2007
    SWSuburban Chicago, IL

    Re: Clarity

    If your CYA is 30 your shock level is 12
    Don't use floc or clarifier until the FC is holding overnight and even then it's totally optional.
    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
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