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How do you clear up a cloudy pool?

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There are myriad reasons for a cloudy pool, so unless you know the specific cause of the dreck floating around, it's hard to give a remedy. Having said that, consider the following. Are you running the filter long enough? The most important factor in keeping a pool clear is filtration. Period. You must run the filter long enough to turn over the water twice a day, so you have to know the approximate water-handling rate of your pump and filter. Double the volume of your pool and divide by the flow rate of the filter, which is usually spec'd in gallons per minute. Take that number and divide by 60. That will tell you how many hours per day to run the filter. Second, what is the alkalinity? You have to adjust that number properly before adjusting pH and chlorine. For vinyl-liner pools, the alkalinity must be around 100 ppm. That value will likely bring the pH into an ideal bracket. I use Arm & Hammer baking soda (i.e., bicarb) to raise alkalinity. How much to add depends on the size of the pool and the existing alkalinity value. Third, make sure the pH is right and there's enough free chlorine in the pool. Fourth, use a flocculant. That's the thick blue stuff. It causes fine particles to flocculate, or stick together, making larger particles that get trapped more easily in filters, especially sand filters, which don't trap small particles as well as DE filters do. Fifth, use an algaecide or algastat. There are copper-based and silver-based products on the market. Sixth, shock twice a month, more often if it's ridiculously hot or if it rains a lot.

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