Cloudy water caused by my stupidity :-)

Causes and cures for cloudy swimming pool water.
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Cloudy water caused by my stupidity :-)

Postby smoketer104 » Sun 06 Aug, 2006 12:08

Hell all

I have searched the forum and I have not found my problem, as most people would be smart enough NOT to do what I did. So...

I have an above ground inflatable pool (12ft by 3 1/3 ft) which had a serious algae problem. A LARGE portion of bleach and the problem was solved (not the correct answer but it seemed to work)

Went on vacation, came back (2 weeks) and tadah - more algae. A VERY LARGE portion of algaecide and the problem was solved.

Ran out of chlorine tablets and one week later the water turns to milk :D

I then added WAY TOO MUCH Aqua Chem "Super Water Clarifier" which probably made problems much worse because over a two day period 11 oz was added, and the recommended dose is 1oz per 6000 gallons (I think my pool is only 3000 gallons :D :D

Just for good measure, since the chlorine levels were non existant I also threw in another gallon and a half of bleach :D :D :D :D

So - Now I have a swimming pool full of milk and chemicals, that is still cloudy, and whose fumes will probably kill birds as they fly by. Any suggestions?[/u]


Postby Guest » Sun 06 Aug, 2006 14:44

The fastest way is to drain the pool. I have a 25' round pool that was cloudy at the beg. of the season and I got it clear by running the filter non-stop and vacuuming every day. At the beginning of each vacuum, I would vacuum to waste to get rid of the algea clumps and cloudy clumps at the bottom of the pool. But this still took me a LONG time to get clear water-over a month.

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