Pool got cloudy after shocking

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cantwait2swim

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby cantwait2swim » Sun 17 Jul, 2011 08:51

Same thing happened to our pool. Took water sample in to our local pool place here in NJ and 2 people ahead of us had the very same problem!!! He said there is an overwhelming amount of people coming in this year with cloudy water (looks like tropical water from distance). He said we had Nitrate block. We needed to over shock it to break the block. We could either throw extra amounts (3x's?) of super shock every 3 hrs until clear, or we could throw in all at once 15 gals (for our size pool- 15,000 gal) of liquid chlorine. We chose the latter, didnt feel like going out every 3 hrs. OMG!!! It was noticeably dif. within 2 hrs by 4hrs we could see the bottom and the next morning crystal clear!!! Dont be alarmed to see foam on top of water at first. Hope this helps


This really works

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby This really works » Sun 17 Jul, 2011 12:56

Had the same problem after a storm(GREEN POOL). All tests were fine. Read this and took the advice. What I did. Which cleared it in ONE hour. Backwashed and rinsed twice. Turned filter back to filter setting. Added one pint of CLORAX. Job done!!! Good luck to you all. By the way, we live in the Carribean.
This Really Works

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby This Really Works » Sun 17 Jul, 2011 12:59

Sorry. Forgot to mention. Added CLORAX directly into skimmer. Good luck all!
zoombroom

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby zoombroom » Wed 27 Jul, 2011 13:41

:mrgreen: :shock: :)
dger

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby dger » Thu 18 Aug, 2011 19:15

After trying the shock, clarifier, vacuuming and backwashing, I still had cloudy water. Then I used a "phosphate remover" and I had clear water the next day.
John75

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby John75 » Sat 10 Mar, 2012 19:08

Hi Conrad! Have you read this guide about pool water filtration and chemicals at www.indoorpoolguide.com/filtration-systems and www.indoorpoolguide.com/water-chemicals
SCVPoolGuy

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby SCVPoolGuy » Fri 18 May, 2012 22:49

cantwait2swim wrote:Same thing happened to our pool. Took water sample in to our local pool place here in NJ and 2 people ahead of us had the very same problem!!! He said there is an overwhelming amount of people coming in this year with cloudy water (looks like tropical water from distance). He said we had Nitrate block. We needed to over shock it to break the block. We could either throw extra amounts (3x's?) of super shock every 3 hrs until clear, or we could throw in all at once 15 gals (for our size pool- 15,000 gal) of liquid chlorine. We chose the latter, didnt feel like going out every 3 hrs. OMG!!! It was noticeably dif. within 2 hrs by 4hrs we could see the bottom and the next morning crystal clear!!! Dont be alarmed to see foam on top of water at first. Hope this helps





This is the best answer so far. Nitrate block isn't the problem, it's chloramines that are the problem. With high nitrate levels = the pool needs to be drained. Check http://www.poolwizard.net/problems/chloramines.htm for more info.
degrbi

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby degrbi » Wed 30 May, 2012 08:11

This winter was very mild here and nothing really froze. When I uncovered the pool, it looked as good as it ever had. I put in shock, liquid, and then it went cloudy. I have tried adjusted my pH, clarifiers, I even changed the sand in the filter. Nobody has any ideas at the pool place.
Levels:
Chlorine 6.02
pH 7.6
Total Alkalinity 170
Calcium 75
Guest

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby Guest » Sat 23 Jun, 2012 19:51

If you shock your and it tested normal and it is still green can I ask if you have well water ? Cause if you do that is a common problem let your pool store know you do if that is the case and they have something you can add to take care of the problem
dio

Pool got cloudy after shocking

Postby dio » Sun 01 Jul, 2012 12:40

try pool clarifyer it is the easiest and most affordable solution

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