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    Cloudy Water (HELP)

    I am frustrated with what to do to get rid of the cloudiness in my pool. I have checked and adjusted all of the chemical levels, and they all test out fine - but still there is the cloudy water. The pool looks great until you get up close and can barely see the bottom through the cloudiness.

    TF-100 Kit Results:
    FC- 5
    CC- 0
    CYA - 75
    pH - 7.3

    I have backwashed my sand filter every day and can not seem to get rid of the haziness.....HELP
    Tony
    48,000 gallon in-ground pool
    sand filter
    vinyl liner
    in-line chlorinator

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    Re: Cloudy Water (HELP)

    To continue with my previous post.....

    I wanted to add that I had recently fought algae about 1.5 weeks ago and it cleared up after days of scrubing & shocking, but the cloudiness has not gone away. I have run the filter continuously for days, but it is still cloudy. I backwash the filter at least once per day, but the cloudiness does not improve. Is there anything I can do?
    Tony
    48,000 gallon in-ground pool
    sand filter
    vinyl liner
    in-line chlorinator

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    Re: Cloudy Water (HELP)

    I recently went through the same problem. Get your chlorine way up. Brush the walls daily and quit backwashing so much. Keep your chlorine high (10+) and give your filter a week to clear the water. Mine cleared up in about 7 days and is now crystal clear. I also switched to using only bleach to chlorinate my pool. I did pop the top on my filter and stuck a garden hose in there until a bunch of junk flowed out of the top of the filter (as waterbear describes in several of his posts). Not sure if I needed to but it certainly didn't hurt.
    18'6" x 36'6" Grecian In-ground
    27,000 gal. (give or take)
    Sand Filter
    Polaris
    Solar Cover

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    Re: Cloudy Water (HELP)

    Also check the cya/chlorine chart in pool school. A reading of 5 is at the bottom of your range for a CYA level of 75.
    18'6" x 36'6" Grecian In-ground
    27,000 gal. (give or take)
    Sand Filter
    Polaris
    Solar Cover

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    Re: Cloudy Water (HELP)

    I'd be inclined to go ahead and give it a dose of clarifier. Just get the cheap stuff from Walmart. It can make a dramatic difference if the pool is slow about clearing. As the other poster said, a little extra chlorine won't hurt.
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    Hayward S244T Sand Filter with 1HP Whisperflo Pump. Liquidator C-201 and Solar Heat

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