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I have a 15foot round pool that is 48 inches deep. My pool is still cloudy after putting clarifier in it. Plus it get shock in it weekly. I also boost it weekly. The salt machine reads normal However my salt count from the test reads 1100ppm. Can you help me get this pool clear.

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First balance the pH and then test other chemicals BALANCE pH FIRST. and rum pump continuously for a few days. and then about 8 hrs a day.
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SOURCE: My pool is cloudy and

1st... Your salt count should be at 3000 ppm... For your size pool, the start-up salt needed should be about 95 to 110 lbs..
2nd... Run your pump for 24 hrs without the chlorinator after you have reached the 3000 ppm to properly disolve the salt and use only "pool salt"
3rd... Set your pump at 12 hrs and your chlorinator at 10 to 11 of those hrs until you have reached the desired chlorine level.
4th.. After your pool water has cleared, within 2 to 3 days...clean your chlorinator electrolytic cell and adjust your time down to maintain the proper chlorine level..

Hope this helps and if it does, please rate and comment....
Good Luck!!!

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How many gallons of water in a 24 foot round pool that is 52 inches deep


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Pool cloudy with yellow powder salt system


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My pool is cloudy and I added clarifier and it still won't clear. I checked the salt count and it's reading 1100 ppm. We have a 15 foot round 48 inch deep pool. I also shock the pool weekly...


1st... Your salt count should be at 3000 ppm... For your size pool, the start-up salt needed should be about 95 to 110 lbs..
2nd... Run your pump for 24 hrs without the chlorinator after you have reached the 3000 ppm to properly disolve the salt and use only "pool salt"
3rd... Set your pump at 12 hrs and your chlorinator at 10 to 11 of those hrs until you have reached the desired chlorine level.
4th.. After your pool water has cleared, within 2 to 3 days...clean your chlorinator electrolytic cell and adjust your time down to maintain the proper chlorine level..

Hope this helps and if it does, please rate and comment....
Good Luck!!!

Jul 31, 2011 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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Water not clear


cloudy water is mainly due to poor pool maintainence.
Your purchase of the salt water system only helped you with not needing to pour chlorine in or float tablets.
You will still need to use chemecals.
I use a good stabilizer to hold the chlorine level longer
I use a non foaming algecide once a week
I also use a water clarifying product once a week

Now on to the clouds :-)

cloudy water is because of not enough sanitizer mixwd with a crappy pump from intex

I do not know the size of your pool so I will just use mine to show you #'s

I have a 7000gl pool with a 2500gl ph pump
A pool needs to be turned over at LEAST 3 times a day so for me it takes at least 8 hours of filtering alone this does not include making chlorine.
Bottom line is you should run your system 24/7 between generating and straight filtering

The only cure for less filtering is to get a sand filter with at least a 1 horse power pump to pump 4000gl and uphaving a sand filter helps trap more small particles than the cartridge filter.

I noticed the difference the first night I had my sand filter. It ran for 6 hours before me turning my pool light on and to my surprise I did not see as many particles passing my light as with the cartridge filter and the second night nothing Crystal clear.

Bottom line is intex pumps and so on are not big enough for the pool it comes with.

The salt system alone with a sand filter is great

Jun 26, 2010 | Intex Automatic Salt Water System for ...

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I am setting up my pool and it is 15 x 36.intex easy pool. Do I need to put any shock treatment or chemicals in the water. I heard you can pour in bleach?


yes i put pure bleach in my pool....I only use one bag of shock it about every month or so and i use 1 and half gallons of water each week. U can about tell when u will need to add it..when the water starts getting cloudy. My pool is a 20 round...8,800 gallons, so if u have a smaller pool for instance a 15 round.....5,000 gallons, i would only put maybe 3/4 of a gallon and a smaller pool about half a gallon of bleach per week.

Now how to put the bleach in the pool is what u need to focus on. The way i do it is where the water is returned to your pool i open the bleach and make sure u r wearing old clothing because i didnt once and i had bleach spots on my shirt due to the water splashing back up through the return. Well just pour slowly where the water comes back in the pool.....this is to prevent the liner from bleaching. So i suggest that u do it as slow as u can...its a lil but tidias when u pour it in compared to just dumping a bag of but its well worth the money u save. Pouring it over the water that returns to ur pool is to make sure it doesnt hit the liner and bleach it.....the water from the return will mix in with what u are pouring so that wont happen.....It will save alot of money...i dont use any other thing in my pool but bleach and shock it like i said about every cpl months and all the shock it is for is to settle everything to the bottom so i can vacuum it up. My pool is sparkling clear. i can see every lil spec. Good luck and I hope this helps.....Let me know!
God Bless

Jun 20, 2010 | Intex Easy Set Pool 15x36

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CLOUDY WATER


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!

Jul 28, 2009 | Hayward Pro Series 31 Inch In Ground Pool...

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Algacide?


I think he meant not to MIX them. Don't put them in together.

If your water is still green, it definitely needs algaecide. Be sure you get the bottle that says it will KILL algae, not the preventative. (only difference is the concentration of the product.....preventative is diluted more).

After adding the algaecide you will have cloudy water looking like very very tiny white things floating in your water. Buy a bottle of clarifier to help solve this issue. It will allow the 'dead algae' white stuff to clump together and be vacuumed up. Water will be clean and clear in no time!

Hope this helps. Good luck!

Jul 18, 2009 | Hayward SAND FILTER, PRO SERIES

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