Help! cloudy pool

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
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If the pressure is increasing, the filter is working.

I would wait on adding any de until the pressure does not rise in 6 to 8 hours.

I'm not sure what else is missing.
 

TammyGriffin

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Apr 23, 2018
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Hephzibah Ga
Thanks. I was just told I should be backwashing at 25% rise in psi. And I haven't been backwashing til it climbs 10 psi per instructions on filter. Don't know if that's where I'm going wrong?
 

JamesW

TFP Expert
Mar 2, 2011
14,955
It's a judgment call. No absolute rule. If the flow is substantially reduced, backwash.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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Laughlin, NV
That seem mighty soon. Why do y'all recommend so soon? I always heard a dirty filter clean better. Love to hear yalls reason
As James says, it really depends on water flow. TFP uses the 25% statement as that covers nearly all situations. If your pump/filter system is not hampered by only a 3 psi increase, use more. But blindly following a mark on a gauge is not a good idea.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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If after two weeks of the SLAM Process you are still getting a CC of 1.5, please review your CYA level and how often you are adding liquid chlorine to maintain the SLAM level FC. You should be testing and adding liquid chlorine several times a day.
 

mknauss

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May 3, 2014
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I would suggest considering a large water exchange to get ahead of what is going on. No way at SLAM level FC can you have this issue with normal conditions.

Up to you. This is a mystery.