Filled pool and started balancing five days ago. Last night checked pH (6.9--pool contractor recommended keeping it low to offset new plaster impact on pH) and chlorine at 2. This morning woke up to a totally milky white, cloudy pool, with white powder noticeable on the first step (couldn't see below first step). I drew a cross in the powder with my finger, and it was so fine it dissipated like smoke.
I have been brushing the pool since Monday but with little residue noticeable, until now.
My question is: 1) is the cloudiness due to the new plaster and 2) how best to eliminate the cloudiness. I have Sparkle up to add to the sand filter, or should I use a flocculant and vacuum?
Thanks for your comments.