I screwed up. Bad. Wheelbarrow full of rocks and dirt fell into the pool. Help?!?


Jul 29, 2018
Roseville, CA
I don’t know where else to post this... so sorry if this is the wrong spot. But... Subject says it all. I already went in and got all the rocks out and as much dirt as I could.

What do I need to do next?? I have the filter going probably non stop. I read that I should shock the pool. I have an IC40... should I use the superchlorinator feature? What else needs to happen??


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
Bronze Supporter
May 3, 2014
Laughlin, NV
As long as you have the big stuff (do you have a leaf net?) then run your cleaner.

You should raise your FC to 20% of CYA with liquid chlorine. Do not use superchlorinate. That just uses up the SWCG life quicker.


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TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
Northern NJ
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Keep your eye on the pH of the water.

Post a complete set of test results as a baseline.

Bama Rambler

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
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LifeTime Supporter
Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
Rocks and dirt shouldn't be too much of a problem as long as they didn't physically damage anything.
Since you have already gotten the big stuff out, just vacuum the rest up and then clean the cartridges and maintain the FC above normal for a day or two and you should be fine.