I'm a new pool owner, just bought a house with a pool. The water was nice and clear, but I took the water in for a test because I'm new to all this. The folks at the pool store said it was time to add a bag of shock to the pool, which I did. And this morning, the water is cloudy.
I know very little about the pool itself, except that it's a fiberglass, 12,000 gallon, inground "freeform" style that is shaped like 3 small round pools mushed into one.
I bought some test strips while at the store, just to see.
Everything fell into normal range, but I did what they said and here I am today with cloudy water... not terribly cloudy, I can still see the bottom. But it sure aint crystal. I am ordering a test kit, but I have company arriving this weekend, I need a clear pool.
I can see it now, "welcome to my lovely new home, enjoy the opaque pool at your leisure."