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What else can you do if you have a very dirty above-ground 21-foot pool and you've vacuumed it scrubbed the sides and shocked it several times but the water is still cloudy and greenish in color?
What causes cloudiness and powder like formation in a swimming pool if the powder is a greenish brown color?
cloudy pool . If you are refering to a white cloudiness, There are two reasons for this one is not enough sanitizer or chlorine it should be between 2.0-5.0. The other is p…oor circulation either your filter is dirty or worn out and not filtering enough. A commercial pool or multi family pool needs to circulate 24-7. A residential pool should circulate at least 8 hours a day in order to keep water healthy.The powder is formed from Alkalinity being to high. Alkalinity should be between 80-120 ppm and PH maintained around 7.2-7.6 ppm. Take a sample to your local pool dealer and they will tell you how to fix it.It is important to know how many gallons is in your pool Lengthxwidthxavg.depthx8\n. \nKenny Kummer E.M. Systems
Added metal out to my pool but it still is cloudy green The pool people tested it and gave me instructions which were followed The pool water is cloudy still any suggestions?
There really are only two reasons (in most cases) why your pool water would be green. The first reason could in fact be that there were metals in the pool -- as the prescribed… pool experts probably suggested -- but the other reason could be related to the level of chlorine you have circulating throughout your pool. Nine times out of ten, a green pool is a telltale sign of algae growth, and your pool either needs to be shocked -- with a *professional* quality chlorine/bromine shock -- or your filtration system needs to be examined. If you're a new pool-owner, a "shock" refers to a high dosage of sanitizer (i.e., chlorine). Algae could be growing in your pool for a number of reasons. Your sanitizer levels may be low, your pool cover may be generating too much heat, thus creating bacterial algae growth, or in some rare occurance, nearby trees or foiliage may be dropping into your water. ALso, if your pool water is not circulating properly, your pool may have "dead" spots: areas where water doesn't move. Still water = bacteria = algae. Usually no matter how green the pool is, algae can be cleared up with a good shock. However, if you really do have metals in your pool (i.e., phosphate or something) the metal-out should clear it up, depending on the quality of the product. Good luck! Filtration, filtration, filtration and proper pool chemsitry. Your conditioner could also be low. Your filter could be dirty. Many combinations of the above could be the answer.
Trace amounts of copper in your water. Use a metal remover from your pool store.
I just did this yesterday, and I do it every time I open my pool. Usually I have green algae blooms formed from my pool being closed for the winter. This use to scare me, I …remember my first season where I ran out and bought a crap ton of chemicals and just wasted money…I was uneducated. Now I get a 50% algaecide, usually copper based from wal-mart and dump it in the pool. Keep it running for 24hrs, and when you come back the next day it should be like milk about a foot down but not green anymore…. This is a good sign…. You may notice a yellow staining on the side of the pool, this is in part from the copper but mainly from the dead algae. Once again in my first season, I panicked but all is well…. Then I took the sink and sweep and add the whole bottle, let it run for a few hours and shut everything down…. The next morning, crystal clear but there was a light white film at the bottom of the pool. For here you have to sweep too waste, if you don't know what that is google it, it's out there. My sink and swim always worked but I did have a friend where it failed and never settled. They say that it will remain cloudy if you still have live algae in the pool, but I have never encountered that. He repeated the above process and was crystal clear in a weekend. So, to answer your question, no it shouldn't be cloudy. If you added the sink and sweep, ran it for 2 hours and shut down the pumps for a night you should be good to go with a thin white film on the bottom.
If there is brown or mustard-colored stuff at the bottom of your pool and you've tried to vacuum it but it is still there is there anything you can put in the pool to get rid of it?
If it appears to be stuck or growing to the bottom in spots, Let the PH of your pool get a little high Then take a peice of PVC pipe long enough to reach the spot and so you c…an hold onto it outside the pool.place one end over the stain add muriatic acid or dry acid PH down to the other end, The acid is heavier and will go straight to the stain after a few minutes brush stain and repeat as necessary making sure to keep your PH in check. NEW ANSWER: You don't have rust stains as indicated by the treatment above. You have mustard algae. FOR PLASTER POOLS ONLY, need downward adjustments for chlorine levels for vinyl liner. Sometimes difficult to get rid of. Back wash filter; extend run time on filter to about 20 hrs; You may also want to add Yellow Treat by United Chem. or Yellow Out by another company in combination with the added chlorine. Add 2 - 4 gal (depending on size of pool )of 12% liq. chlorine - 10% if that is all that is available; brush the pool floor and walls at least 2 x per day for the first 2 days then as needed and then to once per week to keep algae off of the walls; next day check for clarity - should be better. Back wash filter again, adjust chlorine levels to keep at about 5.0 and adjust pH to 7.6. When all signs of algae are gone return filter run time to about 8 - 12 hrs. - summer. Filtration - a clean filter - lots of run time for the pump and generous amounts of chlorine are best solutions for algae control
we had the "cloudy pool problem" for about 2 weeks this summer. We shocked it almost daily and found that the only way the cloudiness went away, was when ALL the chemica…ls were in balance. You have to check the PH and conditioner too. When you get it all right, the cloudiness will disappear. Good luck!!
Baking soda was added to my pool and ever since the pool is still cloudy even after shock treatment. It is also sudding up What is wrong?
I know the whole key to keeping a pool clean is balance. PH and alkalinity affect the chlorine, chlorine affects the PH and alkalinity. Get and keep the PH and alkalinity bala…nced and the rest should be easy. If the PH is too high chlorine will no work. Why was baking soda intorduced? Key to cloudy water is filtration along with proper chem. balance. Extend the run time on the pump by8 to 12 hrs and within a day you will see why you have extended the run time.
You might have a case of alage. It is easy to get rid of though. You can go and buy alage eating aquarium snails to eat the alage. Also, you can buy a (I believe they are call…ed) magnetic scrub. It can clean alage off of your tank without getting your hands wet because it uses a magnet to manuver the rough pad while you are holding the other part of the pad. Choose an aquarium snail that's shell looks healthy(no cracks, or discoloring). Otocinclus fish, and coryadoras are helpful, too!
Neglect, poor filtration run times, lack of proper chemistry, lack of chlorine, high bather load, dogs in the pool, leaves and debris in the pool, etc, etc,etc,etc.
Have you tried to backwash it first.
Buy a vacuum head, not one with wheels, one meant for a vinyl liner. Buy the hose. Attach the hose to the vacuum head and place in the water. Fill the hose with water by… placing the other end of the hose in front of the return jet in the pool. Attach the hose to the hole in the skimmer. If the pool is full of leaves and mud, set the pump to waste and blow the water out of the pool. Be sure not to let the water level fall below half of the skimmer. Add more water if necessary. If the debris in the pool is minor, you may leave the setting on the pump on filter but you should backwash and rinse the filter head afterwards. For minor debris, you may also buy an automatic bottom moving vacuum. They really are great!
Check your Ph level. This can also make pool cloudy.
Before vacuuming an above ground pool you should make certain the water level is mid-way up the skimmer mouth (opening). To manually vacuum an above ground pool, typically yo…u: . Insert the vacuum head onto the end of a telescopic pole. . Attach one end of the vacuum hose to the vacuum head . Remove the skimmer lid and skimmer basket . If you have a vacuum plate, install it. . While holding onto the telescopic pole, allow submerse the vacuum head and let the vacuum hose float on top of the pool water . Starting at the end of the vacuum head closest to the vacuum head start feeding the hose down a foot or so into the water. . Continue to do this until the air is out of the vacuum hose. . Cup one hand over the end of the vacuum hose while putting it into the skimmer either on the vacuum plate or the opening at the bottom of the skimmer. . The pump may lose prime but will generally pick prime back up within 10 - 15 seconds.
If you had algae scrubbed the pool added algaecide shocked balanced clarified your water and it was still cloudy Then you upped the pH and it didn't stay that way.How do u clear the water up?
Answer You need to be more specific in your questions. "upped the pH" -- What were your pH readings? Did you add soda ash or similar product to raise the pH? Y…our chemical readings - chlorine, pH and alkalinity readings are needed for a complete answer to your question. What type filter do you have? Sand, D. E., Cartridge? How long are you running the pump? What size filter do you have - sq. ft. ? How many gallons h2o? How much acid did you add at one time? How much of each chemical did you add to correct and what specifically did you use? As you can see there are many parameters involved in solving your situation. Ken