Help! cloudy pool

TammyGriffin

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Apr 23, 2018
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Hephzibah Ga
My husband thinks I'm becoming a pool guru. Lol I just want to take control of my pool. I found this web site last year and started following. No problems last year so I never even posted anything. This year is different. And I'm no dummy to pools. I've owned this pool for 14 years. Owned 1 before this for 2 years. Also grew up with a pool. But this year just stumped me. I like to say thanks to everyone who's trying to help me!
 

TammyGriffin

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Apr 23, 2018
273
Hephzibah Ga
It looks like the fill water has a pH of about 4 and the TA is about -10. I'm surprised that you haven't had any issues with it.
I know something has got to be interfering with the my test results on my fill water. Because I've got a bowl of goldfish living on this same refill water. And I don't think they would survive those numbers
 

JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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JamesW

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Mar 2, 2011
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I think that I would inspect the sand in the filter. This is going on way too long. There are probably some hidden variables that are causing the problem.
 

aeh0603

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Apr 6, 2016
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San Diego, CA
This is sort of a long shot that sounds basic, but I just read your whole thread and I don't remember you mentioning how often you have been brushing the pool... I'm sure you probably know this and are brushing frequently already, but just in case this step was somehow overlooked I just wanted to mention it. Algae can form a biofilm on surfaces that protects it from chlorine. Brushing disrupts this biofilm and allows the chlorine in to kill the algae.
 
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TammyGriffin

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Apr 23, 2018
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Hephzibah Ga
This is sort of a long shot that sounds basic, but I just read your whole thread and I don't remember you mentioning how often you have been brushing the pool... I'm sure you probably know this and are brushing frequently already, but just in case this step was somehow overlooked I just wanted to mention it. Algae can form a biofilm on surfaces that protects it from chlorine. Brushing disrupts this biofilm and allows the chlorine in to kill the algae.
Thanks for checking but yeah I brush everyday.
 

TammyGriffin

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Apr 23, 2018
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Hephzibah Ga
Was in the pool yesterday. And found a small amount of algae under bottom lip of light. Scrubbed it away. Don't know if that could have been my problem. Seemed like only a small amount. But I raised the chlorine up some to kill that off. We will see if it clears now.
 
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TammyGriffin

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Apr 23, 2018
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Hephzibah Ga
Something with the filter is not correct. But I am no expert in sand filters. And essentially they are pretty simple.

If the filter is absolutely correctly plumbed and put togehter, at this point we sometimes say try a clarifier. But get a good one. SeaKlear makes a good one. Not available at pool stores.
Just got that seaklear clarifer you recommended. I wanted to ask you how much I should use? It says as a weekly dose 1 ounce per 10k. But then for a cloudy pool it says to double or triple. So I'm thinking 12 ounces. Is that how much you would use?
 

TammyGriffin

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Apr 23, 2018
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Hephzibah Ga
Before this year I never used anything but chlorine to clear my pool. So I know nothing about clarifiers or floc. When it took forever to clear my pool this year I tried a floc. It did absolutely nothing. And everyone said not to use floc. I've been at my wits end trying to clear this water. I've heard a few people on here say they have used a clarifier to clear their pools. Now my question is should i try as a last resort or not? Don't know what else to do😣