I needed the kids to get into the pool and stir up the water. I was hoping that it would help clear the cloudy conditions. (I have never had a cloudy pool until this year.)
The pool was still cloudy the next morning. I checked the chlorine, alkalinity, and pH. Everything was fine. I have ran the filter and still the pool remained cloudy. So, off I ventured to the pool supply store.
Cloudy pool water
I bought a bottle of Super Floc and applied it to the pool. If this doesn't work, I don't know what else to do. The children aren't thrilled about no pool for two days. The afternoons are getting hotter and they really want to swim. I want a clear pool.
You can barely see the first step! The picture shows the water looking green, but it is really a blue hue in person.
This morning I went to check on the progress and although the pool is still cloudy, it is getting clearer.
When I went out this afternoon, the pool pump was going. I forgot to turn it off the timer and it was circulating the water again. A big no-no! I quickly turned it off and assessed the damage. The settled materials were definitely stirred up, but I think I caught it in time.
You can see the steps now!
About thirty minutes later, the stuff had settled to the bottom. I am hoping to awake to a much clearer pool tomorrow.
By tomorrow afternoon the pool should be ready to swim in again. Everyone will be happy and cool!