Brown pool!

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Mollie the cat
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Hi,
Like most people I suffered with some of my garden ending up in the pool which is a really dark brown, can only see the second step of 4!

I have flocked it, how long does it take to clear please? I dont really want to empty the whole pool.

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Did you switch the pump of to let it settle , then pump to waste.

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Thanks for your reply. Actually my pump room flooded and the pump was under 15 ft of water so yes it was off. Pump now working

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Should only take 12hours to settle on the bottom then hoover to waste, then let it settle and hoover to waste again.

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Mine must be really bad then, can only see to the third step, but thanks for your reply.

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I have done worse. I thought that one was so green it was advertising for Carlsberg

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Update on the Brown pool!

Its still a nightmare and not clearing? It been about 12 days or so since the deluge and it just refuses to clear. Any advise what to do next would be appreciated, I was thinking about emptying some water out of the pool and flocking again would that help?

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You said in msg3 that "the pump is now working" - have you left it turned off?

It does need to be off! (as mentioned in msg2)

If you leave the pump running, then it will never settle...

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Thanks Keith,
The pool is off, I only tried it for 30 seconds to see it it did work, its just a nightmare, the worst since we have been here in 15 years.

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December 5th, a house which I look after, the pool was allowed to settle (a month) and vacuumed to waste every 3 days after 3 weeks it was a bluey colour and then along came the Friday!! Due to the steps covered in mud the pool man had no choice but empty it and then bucket out the mud.

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Ouch, that sounds painful! A month Strewth, my patience is wearing very thin indeed!

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are you vacumning to direct waste ?
leave to settle over night with pump off, carefully vacuum to waste again, keep repeating
use the floc only when water is cloudy but bottom is relatively clear, run the pump on recirculate for a couple of hours to distribute the floc then leave to settle, next day vac to filter and backwash

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Thanks for your replies, very helpful indeed. How much flock do you use in one go please?

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