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CLOUDY WATER I HAVE CHANGED THE SAND,HAD THE WATER TESTED,ADDED CHEMICALS AND REPLACED THE HOSES.AND STILL MY POOL IS CLOUDY.SO MUCH THAT I CANNOT SEE THE BOTTOM.

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I too have this problem after treatment for algae, especially if I got a day or two without running the pump, it starts to get mildly green. After adding the algaecide, it kills the algae, but leaves what I call the white dead floating...it takes several days for this to phase out.

If you aren't already doing so, put 3" tablets in the pump basket housing, that helps dramatically. Put a pair of knee-high pantyhose (one inside the other), on the return inside the pool. (you will be amazed what it catches after a few days). Also you can try some "clarifier" to help clear up the cloudiness.

I'm no pool expert, but have dealt with the cloudiness myself. Through trial and error, have learned that cloudy water doesn't necessary mean dirty water. It will clear within a day or two if you are keeping stabilizer tablets in pump basket and using shock once a week. And run the pump for about 8-12 hours a day, it will clear up quicker. And to me, using the pantyhose is an extra-filter and it catches the 'gunk' that the sand in the filter isn't catching. (it can't possibly get everything). Be sure to backwash your pump frequently too.

Hope this helps at least some. Good luck!

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We have a 60ltr tropical fish tank, there are only 6 fish in it at this time, at the moment we have to complete a part water change every week as the water goes green and cloudy.\r\n
we have tried using the algae solution
we use the stress coat solution
we also use the hardness fluid

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