Hi everyone. As you can see, this is my first post. Thanks for having such a great forum!
We opened our pool for the summer a few weeks ago. The water looks like watery old milk, and doesn't want to clear up. So far, I have only used test strips and the store to get chemical readings. (just ordered a test kit today!)
My question involves the stabilizer. My CYA reading is pretty high. So high I don't even want to tell you. Well it's 141.
Does that mean I have to use an astronomical amount of chlorine to kill all the beasties in the water? I would ideally like to get the CYA to a comfortable level, and I realize that means an exchange of water.
Can I use just chlorine, filtering, brushing, vacuuming to clear up the cloudiness? I know there are fancy clarifiers out there.... what exactly do they do?
Can't wait to get my test kit....