Salt Solutions by Ultima®
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Cloudy, Dull Water

Possible Cause Solution Preventative Maintenance

Backwashing sand filters too often

Backwash less frequently, only as recommended by filter manufacturer’s directions.

Use Ultima® Back Wash Filter Rinse as necessary and clean filter thoroughly as needed.

Dirty filter

Clean filter with GLB® Filter Cleanse according to label directions.

Use Ultima® Back Wash Filter Rinse as necessary and clean filter thoroughly as needed.

Dissolved metals in the water

Use Salt Solutions by Ultima® Cell Extend to suspend and inactivate stain-causing minerals.

Use Salt Solutions by Ultima® Cell Extend (8 fl. oz. per 20,000 gallons) monthly to prevent staining.

Filter not removing small particles

Use Ultima® Enzyme Clarifier to coagulate small particles. Check filter operation.

Use Ultima® Enzyme Clarifier (4 fl. oz. per 10,000 gallons) weekly.

Free chlorine too low

Increase salt generator output percentage. Shock oxidize with Salt Solutions by Ultima® Weekly Shock Oxidizer.

Clean salt chlorine generator cell with Salt Solutions by Ultima® PowerWash Cell Cleaner.  Add Salt Solutions by Ultima® Stabilizer to maintain 30-50 ppm cyanuric acid level. Ensure proper salt levels with Salt Solutions by Ultima® Test Strips.  Add Salt Solutions by Ultima® Salt Pool Refresh if salt levels are low.

pH too high

Add Salt Solutions by Ultima® pH Down as directed and adjust as required.

Test frequently and maintain a pH of 7.2–7.8 and a total alkalinity level of 80-120 ppm.