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We have cleaned the pool and put several new filters in it,but the water is still cloudy.we have also shocked it a few times. what do we do?

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There are 4 items to be measured, usually is is NOT chlorine or PH but rather hardness that causes the cloudyness. Fix the hardness and alkalinity and the rest settles down, and you have crystal clear water.

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