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Thread: Shouldn't my water be crysrtal clear?

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    Shouldn't my water be crysrtal clear?

    My SWCG was activated last thursday. Prior to adding salt, my water was well balanced and crystal clear using tri chlor tabs. My salt is now at 3500ppm (within range for Aquapure 1400), other numbers are as follows:

    FC 5.0
    TC 5.0
    CYA 60
    TA 100
    CH 250
    PH 7.3
    Temp 80.

    I run my pump 12 hours a day and the SWCG is set at 55% production. We haven't had rain in about 2 weeks. Shouldn't my water be as clear as it was before? It is not cloudy but just not as clear as before--it used to look like I was looking into a glass of water. I just backwashed my DE two days ago but so far no difference.
    c ya, grivera

    IG, Cement, 18,600 Gal; DE, SWCG, Nature 2; 1.5 hp pump; Quartz Aggregate, Mid-Atlantic-1st opened 7/07

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    Hi Grivera, real quick, did you backwash correctly? I'm a little pressed for time right now but my advice on DE filters can be found here http://www.troublefreepool.com/viewtopic.php?t=981. Please give the links there a look and see if you did it correctly as that may be part of the problem -- I'll be back tomorrow if you have any questions on what I've said.
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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    My filter is just over a month old. I back flushed per the instructions given and haven't had any issues until now so i don't know what I could may have done wrong.
    c ya, grivera

    IG, Cement, 18,600 Gal; DE, SWCG, Nature 2; 1.5 hp pump; Quartz Aggregate, Mid-Atlantic-1st opened 7/07

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