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    advice welcome on cloudy water

    Well I started with really bad algae. I have worked hard for about a month getting as far as I have. I am posting pics and numbers. Any advice or reccomendations will be greatly appreciated. I bought a tub of 3 in trichlor tabs before I decided to go to bbb and I am trying to use those to increase cya some. Our pool is old and I think we have a slow leak somewhere but right now I would like to try and get the cloudiness cleared up. I have added one 182 oz of bleach since taking the chlorine reading. Yea on no cc!!

    FC 2
    CC 0
    TC 2
    PH 7.5
    T/A 110
    CH 230
    CYA 20
    Temp 88[/size]Hope the pics work if not we can see bottom of shallow end and barley see drain in bottom of deep end







    edited by TMQ to fix bb code
    Linda
    30,000 inground vinyl, Hayward super pump 1 HP, Hayward sand filter multiport 62GPM, floor drain, 2 skimmers, hydrotherapy at steps (1 inlet) 3 returns (2nd inlet)

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    Re: advice welcome on cloudy water

    Blue and cloudy usually means you just need to give your filter time to clear out the dead algae! Since you have been battling agae, I would raise the FC up to the top of the range just so it won't take hold again!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Re: advice welcome on cloudy water

    Thanks Mermaid, so by the pool calculator the normal range is 3 to 7. I will raise it to 7. Should I try to keep it there tor the rest of the summer or until we get more cya in the water? You guys are great. Back to the pool!!
    Linda
    30,000 inground vinyl, Hayward super pump 1 HP, Hayward sand filter multiport 62GPM, floor drain, 2 skimmers, hydrotherapy at steps (1 inlet) 3 returns (2nd inlet)

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    Re: advice welcome on cloudy water

    just keep it up till you clear your water, then let it settle somewhere in the lower half of the range. Don't forget to recheck what your range is as you get more CYA in there!!

    Happy swimming!

    8000 gallon 20' x 48" round vinyl frame pool, 12" sand filter (don't have the specs on the pump), TF100 test kit
    Handy Links: PoolMath, TF-100 Test Kit, Pool School, CYA-Chlorine Chart
    "Shock" is a process, not a product!

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    Re: advice welcome on cloudy water

    Just to reinforce what Grace said, I would run your filter 24/7 until the water isn't cloudy anymore.

    Ron
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    Re: advice welcome on cloudy water

    You bet on run that filter!! I'm going to be afraid to turn it off after the past month. LOL I worked on the pool again today (4th of July rocket tipped over and bombed the shallow end. 30 and 10 year old children; what can you do but patch?) The water seems to continue to clear a little each day. I have been reading posts to see if I can figure out how to find out if main drain is working properly but I haven't spent enough time on it yet. I keep getting lost while I read but I will keep on it. Thanks for all the help to everyone. I have to say it gives a feeling of: I CAN when you stay after it. I also had a nice swim, it felt gooood!
    Linda
    30,000 inground vinyl, Hayward super pump 1 HP, Hayward sand filter multiport 62GPM, floor drain, 2 skimmers, hydrotherapy at steps (1 inlet) 3 returns (2nd inlet)

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    Re: advice welcome on cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by linmat
    You bet on run that filter!! I'm going to be afraid to turn it off after the past month. LOL I worked on the pool again today (4th of July rocket tipped over and bombed the shallow end. 30 and 10 year old children; what can you do but patch?) The water seems to continue to clear a little each day. I have been reading posts to see if I can figure out how to find out if main drain is working properly but I haven't spent enough time on it yet. I keep getting lost while I read but I will keep on it. Thanks for all the help to everyone. I have to say it gives a feeling of: I CAN when you stay after it. I also had a nice swim, it felt gooood!
    My pool has a 4-way Hayward valve; it allows me to switch between the top skimmer or the bottom drain, or 50/50 or Off. Does your pool have such a valve? Try 50/50 or bottom for awhile and see if it makes a difference? Just a thought.
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