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lynnscloudypool

cloudy but blue water

Postby lynnscloudypool » Mon 18 Jun, 2007 14:40

Hi
I just opened my pool. Water seems clear but it was a light blue but green look . I lowered th PH and shocked it and I but a bit of Algeacide in it and now it is very cloudy...?
What did i do wrong?
my readings are
chlorine 1
ph 6.8
alkalinity 80
thanks


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blue but cloudy

Postby tory921 » Mon 18 Jun, 2007 18:54

well I kept my levels as you said and by sunday morning I could see the bottom. Today I swept it and it looks like a pool again !! Thanks so much for all your help !
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Postby Buggsw » Mon 18 Jun, 2007 22:47

Tory - Great job!!!
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Re: cloudy but blue water

Postby Buggsw » Mon 18 Jun, 2007 22:49

lynnscloudypool wrote:Hi
I just opened my pool. Water seems clear but it was a light blue but green look . I lowered th PH and shocked it and I but a bit of Algeacide in it and now it is very cloudy...?
What did i do wrong?
my readings are
chlorine 1
ph 6.8
alkalinity 80
thanks


You didn't do anything wrong. You need to get your pH up to at least 7.0 if it is a vinyl pool. What you are seeing is dead algae. Just run your pump 7/24, brush and vacuum frequently, backwash if necessary and your pool will clear in a few days. Keep that pump running until it does.
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Re: cloudy but blue water

Postby Lynnscludypool » Tue 19 Jun, 2007 06:50

[You didn't do anything wrong. You need to get your pH up to at least 7.0 if it is a vinyl pool. What you are seeing is dead algae. Just run your pump 7/24, brush and vacuum frequently, backwash if necessary and your pool will clear in a few days. Keep that pump running until it does.[/quote]

Thank you for your help . Should I shock it or get a ph increaser?
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Re: cloudy but blue water

Postby lynnscloudypool » Tue 19 Jun, 2007 06:54

Lynnscludypool wrote:[You didn't do anything wrong. You need to get your pH up to at least 7.0 if it is a vinyl pool. What you are seeing is dead algae. Just run your pump 7/24, brush and vacuum frequently, backwash if necessary and your pool will clear in a few days. Keep that pump running until it does.


Thank you for your help . Should I shock it or get a ph increaser?
Lynnscloudypool[/quote]

and it is a vinyl above ground pool..
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Postby Buggsw » Wed 20 Jun, 2007 00:16

I would do both, yes.

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