broken salt generator

Causes and cures for cloudy swimming pool water.
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peak1
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broken salt generator

Postby peak1 » Tue 12 Jun, 2007 18:27

i have a 17000 gallon gunite pool that the saltgenerator broke on. while i was waiting for the pool company to fix it, the pool filled with green algae. they dumped shock in it when they fixed the generator and now the pool is a cloudy green. i took a sample to the local pool store and it read their was no free chlorine in there and the ph was high. i hit my boost and dumped in a half gallon of acid as the suggested but its still cloudy. any ideas? im kinda dumb with this, its the first problem i've had.


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Postby Buggsw » Tue 12 Jun, 2007 22:33

The cloudiness is probably the dead algae in the water. Keep your chlorine levels up and your pH on the low side of the range and keep your pump running 7/24. It should clear on it's own in 3 days to a week.

Make sure you are vacuuming and backwashing regularly.
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Postby peak1 » Wed 13 Jun, 2007 09:26

pool is now blue but still cloudy. i put some chlorine tablets in the skimmer to keep the level up. is it possible to add too much muriatic acid to the pool? i want to get the ph and alk down?
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Postby Buggsw » Thu 14 Jun, 2007 01:18

Oh yeah, it's possible to add too much acid to a pool.

What is your pH and TA sitting at, now? I can tell you how much to apply and how to apply it to affect each reading properly.

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