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Thread: Cloudy Water :(

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    Join Date
    Jul 2015
    Location
    Wilmington, DE
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    Cloudy Water :(

    Current Test Results:
    FC=4.5
    CC=0.5 or less
    CYA = 50
    PH = btwn 6.8 and 7.4
    TA = 40
    CH = 200

    Water temp 83 degrees
    Rained yesterday

    My CYA was 0 when I opened the pool this season (June 1) and after balancing the water, I was using pucks in the automatic chlorinator to get the CYA up. I had a bucket of pucks leftover from last year and I needed CYA and didn't want to buy stabilizer when I had pucks to get rid of so I was using them temporarily. Just this week it measured 50 so I will stop using them and switch to bleach only.

    The water has been crystal clear until today.
    Wondering if the PH, TA, CH could have anything to do with the cloudiness. Since it rained yesterday, I wonder if the PH will adjust itself in a day or so. Or maybe I got in trouble playing with the stupid pucks. (Higher CYA than I'm measuring)

    Any suggestions about why the water might be cloudy?
    18'x 38' Oval Above Ground Pool (17,545 gallons)
    Doughboy 19" Media Master High-Rate Sand Filter Model 1900
    1 HP Doughboy Powerline XPI
    Hayward Automatic Chlorine Feeder
    AquaComfort Heat Pump 125

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    Hope Mills, NC
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    Re: Cloudy Water :(

    Between 6.8 and 7.4 is a huge range. pH should be a single number.
    16 x 32 17500 gallons
    Vinyl in-ground
    Hayward 250# Sand Filter
    1 HP Pump
    Hayward SWG

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    Re: Cloudy Water :(

    I find it hard to gauge between the two colors. I have 2 kits One read about 6.8 and the other (newer one) read about 7.4. Is there a more accurate measurement than the Taylor K-1000?
    18'x 38' Oval Above Ground Pool (17,545 gallons)
    Doughboy 19" Media Master High-Rate Sand Filter Model 1900
    1 HP Doughboy Powerline XPI
    Hayward Automatic Chlorine Feeder
    AquaComfort Heat Pump 125

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