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    Default 22k gal pool with cloudy water 5 days after opening

    opened pool 5 days ago, checked chemicals readings

    21750 gal. vinyl inground pool:
    • FAC 2 ppm
    • TAC .2 ppm
    • PH 7.4
    • TA 66 ppm <= bogus reading
    • CH 161 ppm<= bogus reading
    • CYA 74 ppm<= bogus reading
    • salt 3000 ppm
    After getting all readings to this point , I have been trying to shock the system to get rid of the hazy water,

    I can see the bottom drain in the 6 ft deep end But can't get the Chlorine level up to at 4+ to rid the hazy water, on 4 different days I have 2 lbs shock 4lbs shock, and 2 gals. of chlorine leaving pump run 24/7, SWG set 75% ,cartridge filter.

    So How Do I get the chlorine up and get rid of the hazy milky water

    thank you.

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    Last edited by PoolDoc; 05-31-2018 at 02:45 PM.

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    Default Re: Cloudy water

    21,750 gal => PF = 5.5

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    1. Turn your SWG off; leave your pump on 24/7
    2. Begin adding 1 gallon of 10% pool bleach or 2 gallons of 6% PLAIN household bleach each PM
    3. Verify your gallons, or report dimensions. Over 1/3 of pool owners have SERIOUSLY wrong estimates of pool volume.
    4. Get testkits and test it yourself; report results.
    (The bogus numbers are too 'accurate' to be measured with consumer OR pool dealer equipment. That means the numbers are at least partly fabricated! I do NOT know that they are wrong; I just know that they are NOT trustworthy!)
    5. Describe your pump / filter setup . . . and any evidence you have that it does NOT need service. Hazy cloudy water is often an indication of filtration failure.
    6. Do NOT use any blended chlorine: no X-in-1, no "blue", no "multifunction". For now, we will assume that your CYA reading is somewhere close to 70, in which case you may not want to use dichlor or trichlor which INCREASE CYA. Bleach is the safest option for now.

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    Testing

    Reporting:

    Once you have the kits, report the results PLUS pool type, water source, equipment (heater?), pool finish and presence/absence of aeration (waterfall, spillover, etc.)

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    Chemicals

    Chlorine:
    Other:
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    Warning:

    Until you are an expert at deciphering chemical names, and can distinguish sodium hydrogen carbonate from sodium dichloroisocyanurate,
    AVOID:
    • Clorox brand POOL chemicals
    • Arm & Hammer brand POOL chemicals (A & H baking soda + washing soda are fine!)
    • HTH brand POOL chemicals (Dry-Tec, made by HTH/Arch, are often fine)
    • Pool Time brand POOL chemicals
    • United Chemical brand POOL chemicals
    • All "Multi-function" chemicals
    • All 3-in-1, 4-in-1, 5-in-1 chemicals
    • Stain removers (most add phosphates = algae fertilizer)
    • Non-fuming muriatic acid (unless you KNOW it is only diluted with water!)
    • Most algaecides (polyquat is OK. Copper is OK if you don't mind green hair)
    • Almost all 'boosters'.
    • Ammonia based products: Yellow Out, Green to Clean, etc.
    • Bromide based products: Yellow Treat, etc.

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    Default Re: Cloudy water

    Sent reply earlier have been testing with HTH 6 way kit will get back if post didn't go through

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    Default Re: Cloudy water

    I didn't see a post in the moderation queue. People (including me) often lose posts by navigating away before pressing "Post".

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