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    Cloudy water

    Ok, after finally getting the pool clear after a tough battle, yesterday I noticed it was getting cloudy. I have been keeping the chlorine levels up but it dropped from the last few days as I had been quite busy and forgot. The water has been around 80-82 degrees. It was very clear on WEdnesday. Yesterday (Thur) I took cover off and noticed teh cloudiness.

    I tested the water, CYA and chlorine were low so I added more stabilizer last night and 2 gallons of chlorine. This morning it is still cloudy.

    I'm supposed to have friends over this weekend..what shoudl I do?

    Christine
    28' above ground pool
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Hayward Heater

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    Re: Cloudy water

    Hi Christine, you need to update your signature to include your pool specs and equipment.

    Go to User Control Panel, then Profile, then Edit Signature. That would be most helpful.

    Also, please post a full set of test results so we can give you better advice. It sounds like you caught an algae outbreak in the early stages, but without the test results, it's too hard to say. So please post that.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Cloudy water

    Thanks, I keep forgetting about the info.

    I am not able to post results till I get home this evening. Just thought I could get a quick answer on if I need to buy chemicals on the way home

    28' above ground, sand filter (Hayward). Not sure what other info you need
    28' above ground pool
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Hayward Heater

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    Re: Cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by Aramei
    Thanks, I keep forgetting about the info.

    I am not able to post results till I get home this evening. Just thought I could get a quick answer on if I need to buy chemicals on the way home

    28' above ground, sand filter (Hayward). Not sure what other info you need
    Thats good info, but it needs to be in your signature line. Instructions to update your Profile are in my last post.

    You would be safe to pick up several jugs of bleach on the way home, they'll get used regardless. Can't really advise you other than that without some test numbers.
    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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    Re: Cloudy water

    If you aren't already it would probably be wise to run the filter 24/7 until the issue is cleared up as well.
    8200 Gal Vinyl 18' AG Vogue Pool
    150lb Hayward Sand filter with 1-1/2 HP Maxim Pump
    Intex SWG
    Some of the most helpful links for pool owners: Pool School | Pool Calculator | The best test kit | Chlorine/CYA chart

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    Re: Cloudy water

    Thanks, going to stop at pool store on way home from work and get "First Aid" I heard it works well.

    I just remembered taht I had suntan oil on when I was in the pool Wednesday. I was in for about an hour or so vacuuming while walking in the pool...guess that did it. What does this affect alkalinity, PH, ??

    thanks all you guys here at this site..wonderful advice!!
    28' above ground pool
    Hayward Sand Filter
    Hayward Heater

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    Re: Cloudy water

    I would not bother with any of that stuff from the pool store, most of it is just a waste of money and unnecessary. Chlorine is usually about all you will need.

    As for the suntan oil, as long as you maintain the proper Chlorine levels for your CYA level (use the target FC column on this chart) you should not have algae regardless of suntan oil being put into the pool.
    8200 Gal Vinyl 18' AG Vogue Pool
    150lb Hayward Sand filter with 1-1/2 HP Maxim Pump
    Intex SWG
    Some of the most helpful links for pool owners: Pool School | Pool Calculator | The best test kit | Chlorine/CYA chart

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    Re: Cloudy water

    Mine was green when I came back from vacation and I shocked it until it appeared clear. After a day it became cloudy at recommended CL levels. I finally loaded it up with CL again (16-18) and vacuumed the dead stuff off the bottom several times and now it's clear again. My problem was not killing all the biological stuff completely before going back to maintenance levels of CL.
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    Standard issue pump(1000 GPH)/cartridge filter

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    Re: Cloudy water

    Quote Originally Posted by Aramei
    Thanks, going to stop at pool store on way home from work and get "First Aid" I heard it works well.

    I just remembered taht I had suntan oil on when I was in the pool Wednesday. I was in for about an hour or so vacuuming while walking in the pool...guess that did it. What does this affect alkalinity, PH, ??

    thanks all you guys here at this site..wonderful advice!!

    Also stop and pick up a couple of bottles of



    Your guests won't notice that the pool is cloudy.
    Hotrod30

    20 X 40 foot vinyl Borates and Salt Pool
    Rolachem Chlorine Feeder
    Hayward 27 inch sand filter with 80 lbs of pea gravel
    Jacuzzi Splash Pak SP55 DE filter in parallel
    Pentair VF3050 pump

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