How To Fix a Cloudy Pool After a Storm

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Problem - Cloudy Pool


Floc your pool

Fine dust and debris can turn a pool cloudy and become difficult to remove via ordinary filtration alone.

By flocing your pool you can restore clarity and settle waste and debris to the bottom of the pool for easy removal.
1. Over fill the pool. P.H. must be 7.6 – 7.8 before starting. Wait 4 hours before next step if acid or soda ash is required. 

2. For sand filters  -             Turn filter on to re-circulate and turn on the  pump.

For cartridge filters  -           Remove filter cartridge(s) and turn on the pump. 

3.         If the pool has any algae in with the particles add 4kg of chlorine per 50,000L (MUST BE GRANULAR NOT LIQUID CHLORINE) (Flocculants will not sink living algae). Add the required amount of flocing agent (as per directions) to the pool and run the pump for 1 hour. Use a powder floc for big problems or  liquid floc for lighter problems.
4.      Turn pump off and allow dust and debris to settle (approx 24 –36 hours).
5. Vacuum to waste any debris on the floor of the pool. Cartridge filters must have a waste valve. If yours doesn't, contact us for further information.

6. For sand filters – Return to filter and resume normal filtration.
For cartridge filters – Return filter cartridge(s) and resume normal filtration.       
In extreme cases a second treatment may be necessary. Have your water tested as soon as possible so the water balance can be corrected.

Contact Direct Pool Supplies if you require further information...
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