Algae mostly gone but pool still cloudy

striperseeker

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Jun 11, 2020
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Western Maryland
IG Vinyl 22,000 gallons
Jacuzzi TM26 sand filter
TC: 15.77
FC: 15.77
CC: 0.0
pH: 7.8
CH: 147
CYA: 27 (added 2.5 pounds per recommendation)
TA: 130

I opened my pool this weekend to find it totally green (despite chlorinating and algaecide over the winter). I SLAMed it and vacuumed and got most of the algae gone. But the water is still not clear. I can't see the main drains in the 8' deep end hardly at all.
Does clarifier actually work? Anything I can do to clear it up more?
Thanks
Mark
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
You need to follow the SLAM Process. To do that, you need a proper test kit. I suggest the TF-100 A proper test kit is needed to get the accurate water chemistry results needed to follow the TFP protocols.

While you are waiting on your test kit, add 5 ppm FC worth of liquid chlorine / plain bleach to your pool each evening with the pump running. This will replenish the FC lost each day to the sun and also inhibit any algae in the water from growing further.
 

striperseeker

Member
Jun 11, 2020
6
Western Maryland
You need to follow the SLAM Process. To do that, you need a proper test kit. I suggest the TF-100 A proper test kit is needed to get the accurate water chemistry results needed to follow the TFP protocols.

While you are waiting on your test kit, add 5 ppm FC worth of liquid chlorine / plain bleach to your pool each evening with the pump running. This will replenish the FC lost each day to the sun and also inhibit any algae in the water from growing further.
Thanks for the input. I have a test kit - a full Taylor setup. I posted my results. I don't need to add more FC as it's over 15 ppm now. I understand the process as I've read it. Your answer didn't help me with my problem of cloudiness.
 

mknauss

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
43,626
Laughlin, NV
Pool Size
6000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Cloudiness is a sign of algae. If you can pass an OCLT multiple times and have a CC of 0.5 and under, then the cloudiness might be addressed without the SLAM Process

The test data you show above are not from a Taylor test kit.
 
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