Forum Title: Still cloudy after 11 days
Hi,I'm new as far as registering but I've been following TFP protocols for a few years now and it's been working great. This year however I can't seem to clear up the water after slamming. Opened the pool this year a little later than normal and was a definitely a swampy looking mess! I kept it in shock until I passed two consecutive overnight chlorine tests and showed 0 CC's. At that point I quit putting in chlorine and figured the filter would clear up the water just like last year. Last year I could see it improving but this year it doesn't seem to change at all even though I'm running the pump 24/7 for 10 days now. Just cloudy blue, can't see the bottom at all even in the shallow end. The sand was changed in the filter in 2015. I tried adding some DE (1/2 cup) which would raise my pressure from 24 to 26 but it doesn't seem to help. I'm going to check my sand filter to make sure it's not channeling but I doubt it.Any thoughts? The protocol states to keep slamming the pool until you 1. Pass the overnight chlorine test 2. Less than .5 CC's and 3. Water is clear. The question I have is once you pass the first two steps you don't really need to keep the chlorine PPM in shock mode do you because now the algae is dead and isn't it a matter of just filtering?
Category: pool Post By: Ed Monroe (San Francisco, CA), 03/03/2019

Welcome to the forum The question I have is once you pass the first two steps you don't really need to keep the chlorine PPM in shock mode do you because now the algae is dead and isn't it a matter of just filtering? Click to expand... As you have seen, that doesn't always work. There is likely some algae still living and you no longer are carrying enough chlorine to kill it. Your SLAM value FC should stay at SLAM value until your pool is clear.

- KRISTEN BARNETT (Kissimmee, FL), 03/31/2019

duraleigh said: Welcome to the forum As you have seen, that doesn't always work. There is likely some algae still living and you no longer are carrying enough chlorine to kill it. Your SLAM value FC should stay at SLAM value until your pool is clear. Click to expand... OK, thanks. I will bring it back to SLAM value then until it clears hopefully.

- DEAN SANTOS (Lawrence, MA), 04/02/2019

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