Cloudy water, water bugs

Algae problems in swimming pool water.
Green (cloudy) water or slimy pool walls.
Black algae. Mustard algae. Pink or white pool mold.

Cloudy water, water bugs

Postby » Fri 23 Jun, 2006 16:59

I have an above ground pool, 27x5, with cloudy water and lots of water bugs - can see stuff floating in the water. I have shocked the pool several times, used clarifier, ph and chlorine levels are good. I have a sand filter. Any suggestions :?

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Postby poolpal » Tue 27 Jun, 2006 13:18

Have you checked your alkaline levels? I had cloudy water for a little while. My pH was fine but the alkaline level was a bit high. I used pH decrease to bring it down. I don't have a sand filter. But, I kept backwashing and washing the filter down and just let it do the work. It cleared up after a few days. Make sure your alkaline level is okay - I believe around 100ppm. I shocked it with calcium hypochlorite (about 1 pound or slightly more - I have a pool that is about 13,000 gallons). When it cleared up more (it was still cloudy). I continuously vaccumed and added another dose of calcium hypochlorite after a few days went by (not shocking but regular dosage to bring the ppm for free chlorine up a bit to about 3ppm - about 2 oz.). It's been clear since. It also helps to make sure your total hardness level is good (I think the minimum amount is between 150 and 175ppm).

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