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    Cloudy Water

    Our pool has cloudy water. I've been treating it for two weeks. I have had the water professionally sampled. I've put muratic acid, chlorine, algaecide, clarifier, ph plus, stabilizer and some other stuff like the professionals have said and the water is still cloudy. All the levels are where they are supposed to be. Anyone have any tips of what to use or what to do?

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Not much credence is given to pool store testing around here. While you would think that a "professional" would be the best, unfortunately in most cases it is quite the opposite. Between employees who blindly trust the word of chemical sales representatives and high school kids working in the pool store for the summer you end up with poor results from their testing. But, what can you do?? We base our pool care system on accurate testing and only adding what the pool needs, when it needs it. To do that you need your own accurate test kit. Order a TF100 and at least include the XL option. That will give you what you need while you are clearing the pool, and probably enough reagents for a couple of years normal use.

    Plus, as our levels and most pool store levels are different "levels are where they are supposed to be" is probably not corect followign our guidelines.

    While you wait for it to get delivered, you have a homework reading assignment. Start with ABCs of Water Chemistry and Turning Your Green Swamp Back into a Sparkling Oasis
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    I have a test kit.

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Quote Originally Posted by clmartinez88 View Post
    I have a test kit.
    What test kit? TF-100 or K-2006? To effectively practice the TFPC methods, the FAS/DPD chlorine test is essential. These two kits have this test while very few other kits do. The kits sold at the pool store generally won't won't cut it, but be careful pool store employees are known to say “it's the same thing”. Generally it's not!
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    I have the TF-100. I've never had this problem and I'm not sure what to do. All levels are where they are supposed to be.

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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Post your most recent test results please.
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Quote Originally Posted by clmartinez88 View Post
    I have the TF-100. I've never had this problem and I'm not sure what to do. All levels are where they are supposed to be.
    Please provide a full set of your test results with the TF-100:

    FC
    CC
    pH
    TA
    CH
    CYA

    Now is the time to make a decision, keep following the pool store and dropping lots of money there or follow our methods. The "professionals" have already sold you stuff we don't recommend putting in the pool and we certainly don't trust their testing.
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    Re: Cloudy Water

    Glad you have the right kit! Now, post up a full set of results like this:

    FC
    CC
    PH
    TA
    CH
    CYA

    Please enter your pool details in your signature. This link has the details we need: Pool School - Read This BEFORE You Post

    I'm assuming you are in Washington state?
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