Water problems

Nickllm

Well-known member
May 1, 2015
69
Kaplan louisiana
I've been slamming my pool for about a week now and although I have cleared the water up my water is still cloudy. Cya is at 40 so I'm using 16 as my chlorine shock level according to the cya/chlorine chart. When I started slamming I had a combined chlorine of 1 and I did get that down to 0. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Fc 16
Cc 0
Cya 40
Ta 70
Ph 7.4
Ch 100






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Texas Splash

Mod Squad
TFP Expert
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At this point we might ask the following questions related to your SLAM:
- Have you been backwashing consistently when the pressure increases to 25%?
- Scrubbing/sweeping daily - as much as possible each day?
- Pump running 24/7?
- When was the last time (if ever) your filter was deep cleaned?
- Ladder removed and cleaned; even inside each ladder rung?
- Do you have a light fixture perhaps that could hold algae behind it?

From there, assuming you've been doing all the items on the SLAM page consistently, it may still boil-down to time. Perhaps adding a little DE to your sand filter. I say perhaps because I would leave that as a last option only after ensuring everything else has been maintained. Normally we leave the OCLT for last, but I'm curious .. have you tried one yet?

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The only other thing I can think of .... CYA. Just make sure (in good, bright daylight hours) that your CYA isn't actually higher that 40. If it was, then you may need a slightly higher SLAM level. But that's the only other thing that comes to mind at the moment.
 

Nickllm

Well-known member
May 1, 2015
69
Kaplan louisiana
I have not pulled the ladder out so it looks like that is my next step. I have been back washing as frequently as needed. The pool is roughly 5 years old with Pentair sand dollar sd60 sand filter. Also I have been scrubbing morning and night and I've been vacuuming daily also.


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Nickllm

Well-known member
May 1, 2015
69
Kaplan louisiana
One more question since it was mentioned a couple times. By telling me to add DE to my sand filter I'm assuming you're meaning D.E. Filter powder but what brand would be recommended?


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Richard320

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Jan 6, 2010
22,069
San Dimas, CA (LA County)
One more question since it was mentioned a couple times. By telling me to add DE to my sand filter I'm assuming you're meaning D.E. Filter powder but what brand would be recommended?


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Doesn't matter. See if any of the neighbors have any they'll let you have. You'll only need a few cups and the smallest package is a lifetime supply. Don't buy garden DE, even though it's in smaller packages. Not the same stuff. You might also see if a small bag of cellulose filter powder (Fiber Clear is one brand name) is cheaper, because you won't be using all that much. It's a DE substitute.
 

Nickllm

Well-known member
May 1, 2015
69
Kaplan louisiana
So after further investigation and cleaning the ladder thoroughly I followed the link of the last person who had an algae problem in their ballast. I opened up the footing of my ladder and boom I found more algae hidden! You people have been a tremendous help!



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