It finally works, pool is cloudly no more!!

Causes and cures for cloudy swimming pool water.
Milky pool water, white, pink, brown, purple, black cloudy water.
Sbutcher
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It finally works, pool is cloudly no more!!

Postby Sbutcher » Sat 26 May, 2007 10:02

My water is crystal clear!!! I would like to thank everyone that contributes on this and other boards. Especially Chem Geek and Watermom!!!
6500g ABV Sand Filter

Opened pool several weeks ago and it was filled with the green meanies. This is my 3rd season w/ a pool. I had Baquajunk in there the first year, switched to the BBB method middle of last year. Shame on me, I didn't close pool at all. Anyway, I poured a few gallons of bleach in there and in a few days the green stuff was gone. However, it was cloudy, I couldn't see the bottom. The only test kit I had was the cheap ones from wally world. After scouring the net for anything that would help, I came up with the common answers.
1. Get a real test kit. (I now have the Taylor FAS-DPD)
2. Shock the pool based on your CYA level (Mine is 30-50 so I should shock to levels of at least 15ppm) until symptoms better.
3. Filter, filter, filter
4. Vacuum to waste
5. Get a skimmer sock.

So on with the problems. Before getting the taylor test kit I would use the dilution method (1part pool water : X parts distilled multiplied by total). This is highly inaccurate and I was continously frustrated by not really knowing how high my FC level really was. I did this for THREE weeks!! I ordered online and had kit shipped to me. I let my levels drop until the kit arrived. When the kit came in I immediatly tested all levels and then followed steps 1-5 I listed above. It took 9 days and 28.25 galloons of 6% bleach but it is crystal clear now.

Here are my findings:
Date 5-16
Time 8pm
FC 2
CC .5
TC 2.5
pH 7.3
TA 110
CYA 45
CH 40
Added 2.8g6%
After 23
Pool size ~6500 agv. (12'x24'x3'8")
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Date 5-16

Time 7am 12pm 3:30pm 6:30pm 10pm

FC 17 16.5 16 17 23

Loss 5 13.4 7.4 5.9 .9 32.6 (26hrs)

LPH .45 2.68 2.1 1.97 .25 1.25

Add 1.4g6% .75g6% .75g6% .75g6% N/A 6.45

After 29.9 23.4 22.9 23.9 23

LPHAVG for Day - 1.25

LPHRunning Avg - 1.25

Pool Condition - No change @ 7am

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Date 5-17

Time 7am 4:45pm 7:30pm

FC 18.5 15 17.5

Loss 4.5 31.2 4.4 = = 40.1 (21.5hrs)

LPH .5 3.3 1.46 = = 1.87

Add 3g6% .75g% .75g6% = = 4.5

After 46.2 21.9 23.67

LPHAVG for Day - 1.87

LPHRunning Avg - 1.53

Pool Condition - No change @ 7am

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Date 5-18

Time 7am

FC 23

Loss 0.0

LPH 0.0

Add 1.5g6% = = = = 1.5

After 39

Pool Condition - Slight change, can tell its working

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Date 5-19

Time 6am 12pm 5:30 9pm**

FC 6 16 11 15

Loss 33 3.8 11.9 3.8 = 52.5 (37hrs)

LPH 1.43 .63 2.1 1.08 = 1.41

Add 1.5g6% .75g6% .75g6% .75g6% = 3.75

After 19.8 22.9 18.8 21.9

LPHAVG for Day- 1.41

LPHRunning Avg - 1.48

**Dilution method used, reagent for fas-dpd gone

Pool condition - Can see bottom step and barely make out bottom of pool design

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Date 5-20

Time 8am** 10am** 1pm** 430pm** 8pm**

FC 20 17.5 17.5 20 15

Loss 1.9 2.5 6.9 4.4 5 =20.7 (23hrs)

LPH .17 1.25 2.3 1.26 1.42 =.9

Add N/A .75g6% .75g6% N/A 1.5g6% =3

After 20 24.4 24.4 20 28.8

LPHAVG for Day- .9

LPHRunning Avg - 1.35

**Dilution method used, reagent for fas-dpd gone

Pool condition - Much better, still cloudy but can see bottom of pool and see deposits of white stuff on pool floor

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Date 5-21 - Got fas-dpd reagent refills in mail today.

Time 7am** 5pm 8pm

FC 25 11.5 18.5

Loss 3.8 20.4 0 = = 24.2 (24hrs)

LPH .35 2.04 0 = = 1.01

Add .75 .75 0 = = 1.5

After 31.9 18.4 18.5

LPHAVG for Day - 1.01

LPHRunning Avg - 1.29

**Dilution method used, reagent for fas-dpd gone

Pool condition

7am = Slightly hazy, clarity of pool coming back. Can see bottom of pool easily, seeing more deposits of white stuff on pool floor.

5pm = Around 85% clear. Can see bottom of pool entirely. Whitish grey deposits scattered on bottom of pool.

8pm = Brushed pool and vacuumed, it stirred up deposits to make hazy but bottom still very visible. 0ppm loss

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Date 5-22

Time 7am 8pm

FC 17 11

Loss 1.5 26.8 = = = 28.3 (24hrs)

LPH .14 2.06 = = = 1.18

Add 2.25 .75 = = = 3

After 37.8 17.9

LPHAVG for Day - 1.18

LPHRunning Avg - 1.28

Pool condition 198.4,155.5

7am = Slightly hazy still, can see bottom clearly. No deposits on floor.

630pm = Almost clear, can see deposits on floor again.

8pm = Very little haze.

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Date 5-23

Time 7am

FC 16.5

Loss 1.4 = = = = 1.4 (11hrs)

LPH .13 = = = = 1.4

Add 2.25 = = = = 2.25

After 37.2

LPHAVG for Day - 1.4

LPHRunning Avg - 1.20

Pool condition

7am Clear, deposits on floor bottom. 199.8/166

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Date 5-24

Time 8am

FC 10.5

Loss 26.7

LPH 1.07

Add N/A

After 10.5

LPHAVG for Day

LPHRunning Avg

Pool condition

730am = Clear, need to vaccum some spots
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Date 5-25

Crystal clear
FC 1.5
CC 0
TC 1.5
pH 7.5
TA 100
CYA 30
CH 40


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Postby Buggsw » Sat 26 May, 2007 16:44

Congratulations!

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