Applied Biochemists®
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Cloudy, Dull Water

Possible Cause Solution Preventative Maintenance

Cloudy water from contaminants and/or chlorine odor and irritation

Shock treat with Shocktrine® granular shock oxidizer (1 lb. per 10,000 gallons) weekly for heavy bather load or every 2 weeks for light bather load.

Test chlorine level daily. Maintain pH of 7.2-7.8, total alkalinity of 60-120 ppm and a free chlorine level of 1-4 ppm. Routinely shock treat with Shocktrine® granular shock oxidizer as needed. Swimming is permitted immediately after treatment.

Cloudy water due to poor filtration, circulation and organic waste

Use Gold-N-Clear® clarifier (1 fl. oz. per 6,000 gallons) to clear microparticles not captured by the filter.

Add Gold-N-Clear® clarifier (1 fl. oz. per 6,000 gallons) weekly for heavy bather load or every 2 weeks for lighter swimmer load.