Concrete dust in pool help!!

Sherral

New member
May 27, 2019
4
RI
We had a concrete patio put in around our pool. We had crystal clear water when we opened the pool but because of the concrete dust etc our pool is not clear. It is sort of a milky color.
I have shocked it and ran our robot which did get a lot of concrete from the bottom of the pool.
Our robot is getting less and less concrete.
How can I get the water clear again? Thinking I should drain most of the water out and refill. Please help!
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
10,851
Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

Shock does not do anything for concrete dust.

Please put details of your pool in your signature so we know what you have. Read What we need to know to answer your questions

The generic answer is it will take lots of filtering of your water and cleaning of your pool bottom to get rid of the dust.

Next time put a cover or some tarps over the water before work around the pool.
 

Sherral

New member
May 27, 2019
4
RI
We had a concrete patio put in around our pool. We had crystal clear water when we opened the pool but because of the concrete dust etc our pool is not clear. It is sort of a milky color.
I have shocked it and ran our robot which did get a lot of concrete from the bottom of the pool.
Our robot is getting less and less concrete.
How can I get the water clear again? Thinking I should drain most of the water out and refill. Please help!
We have a Pentair 16x32 Saltwater Inground pool.
 

Sherral

New member
May 27, 2019
4
RI
Welcome to TFP.

Shock does not do anything for concrete dust.

Please put details of your pool in your signature so we know what you have. Read What we need to know to answer your questions

The generic answer is it will take lots of filtering of your water and cleaning of your pool bottom to get rid of the dust.

Next time put a cover or some tarps over the water before work around the pool.
We have a 16x32 Pentair saltwater inground pool
 

Richard320

TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 6, 2010
22,069
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
Concrete dust is very alkaline. Bleach won't fix that. The dust you're seeing might even be aggravated by Calcium precipitating from high pH.

When the FC is less than 10, test pH and TA and adjust pH as needed. And then just be patient and let the filter work.