How clear is 'crystal clear'?

May 25, 2017
Selah, wa
First off, I'm SO THANKFUL to have found tfp. Without it, my pool was destined for the dump!!

Anyways, I'm nearing the end of a SLAM. I have two questions
1) how clear is crystal clear? We've never had a pool so I don't know exactly what I'm looking for. Below is a picture. Pool is about 4 feet deep. The pic is in the evening so there's some shadow. You can see the vacuum and a shark at the bottom.
2) there is a bit of sediment on the bottom of the pool but my vacuum doesn't seem to have very strong suction. Is that typical? I've been manually vacuuming during the slam.

Tganks!! IMG_5030.jpg


Mod Squad
LifeTime Supporter
Jan 17, 2012
Evans, Georgia
Crystal clear pools look empty when full. The water looks like a refreshing gin drink in a crystal glass. They are Sparkalicious! (ok, well, you'll have to imagine that one)

Your pool needs another day or two of SLAMing to get that clear. Once you have seen it, you'll know :)

Oh yeah.. you're missing the hose on the vacuum.....right?

Maddie :flower:

Addendum: Check out the pic on last page, post #168 in this thread- Old School Pool - Page 9

May 25, 2017
Selah, wa
The pool on that post definitely looks sparkalicious!

Fc 12
cc .5
cya 30

im doing an oclt tonight just to see what happens. But I'll keep slamming until it's cleaaaaar. Thanks!