Cloudy pool after a hard rain

kgriggs

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Aug 1, 2010
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Columbia, SC
I have a new pool that is built on a yard with a big slope. When it rains hard I get a lot of wash that comes fom the hill and into/across the pool. Yesterday we got over two inches of rain in a short period of time and now the pool is so cloudy I can hardly see the first step. What is the best way to go about trying to clear the pool? I have a SWG and my salt level dropped several hundred ppm from the level it was before the rain.

Thanks for any advice.
 

duraleigh

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Re: Cloudy pool after a hatf tain

Filtering 24/7, vacuuming and high levels of chlorine will eventually clear the pool.

That process will soon get very tiresome until you find a way to redirect that runoff water.
 

kgriggs

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Aug 1, 2010
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Columbia, SC
We have already put in a grate to try to catch what we can but the slope comes directly to the concrete decking around the pool. Not bad except when we have a torrential downpour.

What are the thoughts on superchlorination with the SWG versus other forms of chlorine or shock?
 

Txmat

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I once had a similar problem of run off going where I didn't want it. Had to build a small retaining wall to divert the run off to another place.
 

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