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Causes and cures for cloudy swimming pool water.
Milky pool water, white, pink, brown, purple, black cloudy water.

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Postby scs » Tue 21 Jun, 2011 14:43

Major problems with my pool. The main valve had to be changed and with the delay has caused major problems. Pool size is 6 x 12 mtrs ( Pan ) I was advised to Floc the system due to clouding , water turning green and advised to floc again with the delay in replacing the main control valve.
I am now left with a pool covered in waste at the bottom ( greeny brown residue ) cloudy water and no balance on the alkalinity or stabilizer . As I have no robot I am Vacuming and Backwashing constantly and need some advice , please.

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Postby czechmate » Tue 21 Jun, 2011 18:30

Gunite pool this size will take a business like approach to maintain properly.
Either hire a professional, or get familiar with the Pool School and Pool Calculator. You need to do some accurate testing, either by yourself, or by a pool store. Otherwise you walking around in circles, throwing money down the drain, getting tired and frustrated.
There is no shortcuts, but it is not a rocket science. Every pool owner has to either understand the chemistry, or spend money on upkeep, hoping that he has someone he can depend on.

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