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My pool water is a little cloudy, the test strip says everything is ok what should I do?

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You can use a clarifyer but most likely you are not filtering enough.
A pool needs turned over At Least 3 times in a filtering cycle. Figure out how many gallons an hour your pump will do and then filter accordingly.
If you have 7000gl and your pump is 2000gph then you should be running you pump 10 1/2 hours a day/night.

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