Rain water run-off issues

Shu's in the pool

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Jun 29, 2019
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Ohio
Hi Everyone,

First time poster here. We have had some wicked rain in Ohio and have had 2 instances where rainwater and silt have flooded into our pool. We are about 5 days out from the most recent instance and the pool is looking more like a pool and less like a lake, but continues to be cloudy especially after we try and vacuum the bottom. We have tried 2 rounds of clarifier and our chlorine level is running a bit high. We have sock filters on the skimmer, but are frustrated with the slow progress as summer is passing us by in Northeast Ohio! Any suggestions on approaches we can take to clear things up. We have a Hayward Cartridge filter if that helps. Before the rain the pool was crystal clear and we were swimming.

Thank you for your insight!
Shu's in the pool
 

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Welcome to the forum:wave:

Stop using the clarifier. It may be doing more harm than good, Have you checked the condition of your cartridge? Is it pretty clean? Is your psi increased from it's normal?
 
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Shu's in the pool

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Jun 29, 2019
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Ohio
We brought the cartridge the pool store last week thinking maybe we needed a new one and they told us it looked good. PSI is 25 and apparently that is where our pool normally is.
 

Shu's in the pool

New member
Jun 29, 2019
4
Ohio
Our pool is once again a nice shade of blue! Yay! We are still seeing some fine dirt and larger particles coming out of our return, particularly after vacuuming. Our pressure is still at 25. We have ordered a new filter to see if that makes a difference but we are grateful we can now see the bottom, even in the deep end. Our skimmer socks have been helping a great deal, but we are considering using a product like Fiberclear to improve the filtration and clear things up again. Any thoughts on products like this?