Getting picky with water clarity

suzypats

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Im getting picky here but I had to drain and refill my pool for a liner issue last week and when i refilled the water looked pristine. Now, after having it for a few days the water doesn’t sparkle the way it dis before. I adjusted my salt, cya and added chlorine to boost while my salt system got back on board. I try to follow the trouble free pool method and don’t shock my SWG pool. I keep my chlorine around 7.5, cya is 50ish and PH is 7.4-7.5ish. How do I get that sparkle back?
 

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mknauss

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How are you testing your pool water chemistry?
 

suzypats

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FC-7
PH brought down to 7.2 from 7.6
Total alkalinity 60
CYA 55
Salt 2900

Hayward cartridge cleaned today for first time. Running pump around 13 hours a day 7am - 8pm
 

mknauss

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Maintain what you have as it should sparkle like before. You do not report CH but that would only be an issue if it was high.
 

suzypats

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CH has never been high but i will double check. Here is a pic of the difference. maybe i am being too picky? Left is today, right was from right after refill. 18635DE0-CBD2-41F2-9FFD-3F028FF10687.jpeg
 

mknauss

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I can tell it.
Do your swimmers use sunscreen?
 

suzypats

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I can tell it.
Do your swimmers use sunscreen?
Yes, but not a ton. Kids just get it on their faces, but we mostly use
Rash guards. I also have skimmer socks
On.
 

mknauss

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OK -- dull water typically means high pH. But you are not testing that.
I assume you have your SWCG at 100%. If so, at 13 hours per day, you are creating 3.3ppm FC per day. That is right at average.
 

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suzypats

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New Jersey
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Hayward Aqua Rite (T-9)
OK -- dull water typically means high pH. But you are not testing that.
I assume you have your SWCG at 100%. If so, at 13 hours per day, you are creating 3.3ppm FC per day. That is right at average.
Ive been running it at 70-80%. 13 hours a day. Should I be running higher?
 

mknauss

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At 70% it is 2.3 ppm per day. That is pretty low for this time of year. Test your FC daily for awhile (preferably in the morning before your SWCG starts) to be sure you are staying at target FC for your CYA.
 

suzypats

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Okay, I will up it. I am getting ready for 8 days away and I want to make sure system is set for success.
 

suzypats

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I upped my swg% after cleaning my filter out and I got my sparkle back!
 
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